About Us

 The Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) is a public interest organization that produces learning events about climate security, which we define as the threats to society from a changing  climate and related disruptions to natural systems. Our main products are free webinars that convene global experts on food, water and energy security, public health, economic vitality, infrastructure, governance and other impacts that must be solved in meeting climate security challenges. Visit the SSF Archives for free access to our audio interview and webinar video library.

SSF also produces Security and Sustainability Radio, a live online radio show interviewing global climate security experts in which the audience can call in to speak with the guests.

SSF is a place for industry, government, researchers, academics and others interested in the changing environmental impacts that threaten society and national security. Participants in our webinars and other educational events learn from the technical experts and global decision makers about the status and direction of  programs  to address and adapt to them and where government and industry is making investments to protect the environment, promote clean energy and plan for better solutions to protect the nation from natural and manmade threats.

SSF Forum Leadership

Edward R. Saltzberg, Ph.D.
Managing Director

Edward R. Saltzberg, Ph.D.Edward R. Saltzberg, Ph.D. Founder and President of ERS Advisors, a federal business development consultancy, and former Battelle Memorial Institute and SAIC Corporate Vice President and partner in two environmental consulting firms sold to public companies.

Alex Beehler

Alex BeehlerAlex Beehler, Former Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environment, Safety & Occupational Health) and former Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) at United States Department of Defense.

Marianne Horinko

Marianne HorinkoMarianne Horinko, President, The Horinko Group, former Acting EPA Administrator, and former Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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An asset for planning...
“In Broward County Florida we have completed a countywide climate action plan and participated with three surrounding counties to prepare a regional climate action plan. Neither plan sufficiently covered the public health issue. This webinar helped to clarify some of the issues that will be considered as we move forward in the near future to address health issues for these plans.”
Donald Burgess
Broward County (FL) Government, Land Preservation Administrator
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Timely topics...


“Very well structured presentations and a timely topic area. I am very interested in opportunities to combine hazard mitigation, economics & conservation/restoration.”

Trevor Clement
Director, Water Resources for TetraTech
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What they are saying...
"Thank you Security & Sustainability Forum! I’ve recently discovered your work and outstanding webinars. A real treasure trove for those of us deep in the throes of climate adaptation work and just as beneficial to those in government, organizations and collaborative groups just diving in. Keep up the great work!"
Gloria Floran
Executive Director, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions
Colville, WA