HRRC Landmark Research Focus Areas

The Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center (HRRC) was established at Texas A&M University in 1988. The Center engages in research on sustainability, hazard mitigation, and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The faculty associated with the HRRC is highly interdisciplinary and includes the expertise of planning, engineering, geography, psychology, sociology, and public health. The Center collaborates with many other units across the University, including the Bush School of Government, Civil Engineering, Agricultural Economics, and TAMU-Galveston. These collaborations make it a key research hub where scholars synergize their skills to work on understanding how to reduce the adverse impacts of natural hazards. The Center has approximately $4.5 million of external funding in effect and is supporting approximately 20 students working on projects in one of the two research laboratories.

As a whole, the HRRC is focused on issues associated with planning and building resilient coastal communities, mitigating risk in vulnerable areas, and finding ways to ensure development occurs in the most sustainable, equitable, and safe manner as possible. Five core themes of research taking place in the Center are described below. For more information, please visit: http://hrrc.arch.tamu.edu