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Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute

We foster interdisciplinary and cross sector collaboration to build connected, thriving, resilient communities.

Our Mission

The mission of the Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute (HCRI) is to provide a platform to connect researchers, students, and community partners to collaboratively address community resilience research and practical needs.

Motivation and Vision


The HCRI research pillars capture the interconnection between and amongst disciplines, highlighting the dynamic and multifaceted nature of community resilience.

Our goal in promoting these pillars is to foster connections and collaborations between disciplines and across sectors.


Natural Environment

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Infrastructure & The Built Environment

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Economy & Society

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Health & Well-being

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Objectives and Activities

We are building the HCRI into a resilience hub for Idaho and beyond through the implementation of seven key objectives. They are described in detail below and include an overview of each objective and specific activities that fall under them.

  1. Lead community-based resilience assessments and resilience strategies
    Details about Objective 1
  2. Develop tools with and for planners and decision makers
    Details about Objective 2
  3. Foster Community and Connections
    Details about Objective 3
  4. Address data gaps and research needs
    Details about Objective 4
  5. Create evidence-based public hazard and education strategies
    Details about Objective 5
  6. Offer diverse education and research opportunities for Boise State students across all disciplines
    Details about Objective 6
  7. Acquire an array of resources and funding to support a sustainable institute
    Details about Objective 7


49th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop


Dr. Brand Featured in Ashland News Article
Join the HCRI Book Club!
HCRI Kicks Off “Regards to Rural Conference”
HCRI Advisory Board Members Presenting to the UF100 Natural Hazards Class


Annual Report

2023-2024 HCRI BluePrint

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