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2020 Monsoon Season Outlook:

Arizona Monsoon Outlook 2020

What we are up to:

July 12-15, 2020: 45th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop (virtual)

July 22, 2020 (11am-12pm MST): All Together Now: Opportunities for Arizona Cities in County All Hazard Mitigation Planning. 
RSVP to Anne.Reichman@asu.edu to receive the Zoom link.                                                                                                                                                                                                

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What we focus on:

What we focus on:

  1. Risk Management Collaboratory 
  2. Cross-sector Relationships & Operations
  3. Risk and Threat Management
  4. Transformative Risk Reduction Strategies
  5. Disaster Analytics
  6. Hazards Governance

"We ensure that all of the theory taught is grounded in practice. Our goal is to instill the critical-thinking skills necessary to tackle large-scale problems."

Danny Peterson
former ASU Emergency Manager

Latest Publication:

Latest Publication:


        Gall, Melanie, and Carol J. Friedland. 2020. If Mitigation Saves $6 Per Every $1 Spent, Then Why Are We Not Investing More? A Louisiana Perspective on a National Issue. Natural Hazards Review

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New Project:

New Project:

The New First Line of Defense

To make informed decisions about where to live and how to protect housing investments, residents require knowledge about potential natural hazard exposure and impacts along with available mitigation strategies.  This project aims to advance community resilience by improving people’s understanding of risks and their willingness to undertake hazard mitigation when choosing where they live.  The project team will work with communities throughout the Gulf region to test strategies for dissemination and uptake of information on disaster risk and mitigation alternatives. The ultimate goal is to identify practices most likely to result in residents taking actions to reduce risk and increase resilience.

Project Period: September - August 2022


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