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The Hazard and Climate Resiliency Institute (HCRI) is a community of researchers and practitioners dedicated to improving society’s resilience to natural hazards and the impacts of a changing climate. The HCRI defines community resilience as “the capacity of a community to prepare for, respond and adapt to, and recover from an adverse event or condition. The ability for a community to thrive.” They recognize that cannot have resilient communities without having resilient people living within those communities. Thus, any effort to improve a community’s resilience to natural or manmade hazards would be limited without also considering other dimensions of resilience, such as the health and wellbeing of our citizens, social connectedness, economic prosperity, and strong leadership. The HCRI is dedicated to exploring the multidimensional nature of resilience through integration of disciplinary expertise and strong community partnerships. They will advance science while simultaneously promoting real world change. The HCRI strives to breakdown disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional silos to foster regional collaborations for a resilient society.See how your gift will help the HCRI will promote resilience locally, across Idaho, and beyond.
- Honorariums for speakers ($100)
- Printing informational materials ($100 – $300)
- Design costs for Institute marketing materials, which aim to increase membership or advertise our community engagement efforts ($300 – $5000)
- Support an Undergraduate Research Project*. ($500 – $2000)
- Support a Graduate Research Project*. ($2,000 – $50,000)
- Support a city resilience assessment and resilience strategy** ($50,000 – $200,000)
*All HCRI supported projects require students to work with and for community stakeholders and researchers at the university. Projects must align with one (or ideally more) of our research pillars, and must include a plan to share the results with the community stakeholders in a way that is meaningful to them.
** The HCRI is developing a scalable and transferable approach to identify and address the societal, economic, and environmental stresses that compromise a community or region’s quality of life and capacity for resilience. Our objectives include (1) creating a model for effective and sustainable community-research partnerships to foster a Resilience Community of Practice, (2) modeling resilience to identify and address the underlying conditions and chronic stresses that make adverse events impact specific populations disproportionally, and (3) using resilience action-planning to identify challenges and opportunities to improve to strengthen local and regional resilience. To translate science to action, we will create an interactive, user-friendly dashboard that is accessible to both experts and non-experts, and users of varied enablement. The HCRI will maintain and continue to build out this dashboard as we work with communities across Idaho. Your support will fund our pilot project with several cities across Idaho and help us plan for sustaining these efforts, which will include a multitude or education and workforce development opportunities, long term.