Hazard and Climate Resiliency Consortium

Why the HCRC?

Hurricane as seen from space

Reducing the impact of disasters through the development of resilient communities is a top national priority.  Resiliency refers to a community’s ability to mitigate for,  respond to, and recover from events such as natural (and man-made) hazards. A critical aspect of promoting community resiliency also includes developing creative solutions to combat the long-term effects of climate change.

Creating such a culture of preparedness requires collaboration across many levels of society and professional disciplines, which is what motivated the HCRC.

HCRC Function

River flooding near buildings

HCRC connects researchers, students, and practitioners to facilitate resiliency-focused collaboration across disciplines. The consortium’s efforts will help improve society’s resiliency to hazards and the impacts of a changing climate.

HCRC Vision


HCRC’s vision is to become a national research and training center that fosters environmental equity and advances hazard and climate change resilience.

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