This technical session focused on research related to Environmental Security topics and the role being played now and potentially in the future in this research area. Environmental Security is that component of national security where environmental conditions may present challenges and opportunities within national security priorities; themes include, but are not limited to, food security, water security, energy security, economic development, infectious disease, and land use. This session explored the essential connections of physical science/engineering and the social sciences and how this research can influence DoD design, planning, and policy.

Session Chair: Ms. Andrea Cameron, U.S. Naval War College

Session Introduction

Expanding the Understanding of Environmental Security

Ms. Andrea Cameron, U.S. Naval War College

Networked Infrastructure under Compound Extremes (NICE)

Dr. Auroop Ganguly, Northeastern University, Ms. Susan Wolters and Mr. Benjamin Trump, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Advancing Resilience Theory and Tools to Combat Environmental Surprise

Dr. David Alderson, Naval Postgraduate

Severe Impact Resilience: Assessment Framework for Adaptive Compound Threats

 Dr. Amy Babay, University of Pittsburgh

How Government Policies Reduce Security Threats from Environmental Shocks

Dr. Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa