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AECOM Environment
Senior Vice President
Resilience Assessment, Vulnerability Assessment, Planning and Mitigation


"Dale Sands is AECOM Senior Vice President, Global Director Climate Adaptation Services, Environment, a $20 billion global provider of professional technical and management support services serving clients in 150 countries. Based in Chicago, Mr. Sands
has over 35 years of environmental experience in 60 countries. A frequently invited speaker to major conferences, Mr. Sands’ numerous publications and presentations, include the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (Davos, Switzerland), Plenary Session Chair, 5th Africa Platform for Disaster Reduction (Nigeria), and Keynote speaker at the Glass Performance Days Conference (Finland). Mr. Sands is a contributing author to AECOM’s new guide for the private sector: Becoming Climate Resilient – An Executive Business case for Climate Resilience. He is Vice Chair, UN Private Sector Advisory Group for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), and recently named board member to AR! SE, the UNISDR’s Alliance for Risk Sensitive
Investments. Sands leads AECOM’s partnership with IBM in developing the Resilient Cities scorecard which assists cities in assessing preparedness and resilience to natural disasters such as severe storms, sea level rise, floods, droughts, wildfires, earthquakes.