Technical Resilience Navigator: Energy & Water Resilience Planning to Support Agency Missions  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
4 Hours
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM (MT)

Denver, CO

0.40 CEUs

This pre-event workshop will introduce participants to the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Technical Resilience Navigator (TRN), a systematic, prioritized approach for organizations to:

  • Assess current infrastructure against mission priorities and risks (threats, vulnerabilities, consequences);
  • Identify diverse solutions; and
  • Prioritize solutions and projects for implementation that address preparedness and integration.

Next, participants will dive into the TRN—using the web tool and worksheets and watching demonstrations to learn how to identify risks and develop and prioritize solutions.


Kathleen Judd, Senior Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  

Kathleen Judd joined PNNL in 2000 and works with government and private organizations to define and achieve their organizational- and building-level sustainability goals. She became the technical group manager of the Building Energy Systems Group on December 1, 2016, and is a direct technical contributor to the group's applied research. Kathleen has led the development of site-level climate vulnerability assessments for the U.S. Department of Energy and action plans to make federal campuses more resilient to climate change impacts. She leads assessments of existing building performance against federal energy and sustainability goals and is helping to define more efficient methods for building performance evaluation at the site, building, and laboratory level. In addition to identifying technology solutions, she emphasizes the role of institutional policies and individual behavior in creating more sustainable organizations. She holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University and MBA and MS from the University of Michigan.

Stephen Unwin,, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Stephen Unwin's career has centered on the development of uncertainty and risk-analytic methodologies, their application to multi-domain problems of national and commercial importance, and the founding of businesses on those capabilities. He has developed methods and models for risk-informed decision-making that continue to be applied in numerous sectors, including nuclear energy, oil and gas, power grid infrastructure, renewable energy, national security, climate adaptation, the chemical process industries, and the fossil energy sector. Before joining Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2006 he founded Brookhaven National Laboratory's Safety Integration Group, SAIC's Risk and Reliability Management Division, Battelle's Integrated Risk Management Group, and Unwin Company Integrated Risk Management, which is a continuing risk management resource to commercial and government clients. He served as the PNNL Nuclear Market Sector manager with oversight of all PNNL programs for the commercial nuclear power industry, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy. In his current role he oversees risk management programs in PNNL's Energy & Environment Directorate. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Imperial College, London and a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, UK.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Use FEMP's Technical Resilience Navigator tool;
  • Understand and apply the logic behind a risk–informed methodology for assessing risk at the site-–evel for resilience planning efforts;
  • Understand the process for identifying and developing solutions that address resilience gaps; and
  • Understand a methodology for prioritizing resilience projects.
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