For the third year in a row, Arizona State University hosted the BAF’s Fall Fellows Workshop in October. This occasion was extra special, however, as it was the first in-person convening since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic! For many of the Fellows, it was the first opportunity to meet other members of the BAF community face-to-face. The workshop explored disaster research topics through the lens of local issues including environmental justice, water management and water rights, and just resilience/sustainability. The event wrapped up a trip to Field Verified for hands-on activities and learning about building enclosure.
Melanie Gall, co-director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security at ASU, is part of a team that developed HazardAware, a new tool to help Gulf states homeowners, as well as renters and buyers, assess a property’s risk and make informed decisions. HazardAware provides disaster risk reports for 13.3 million addresses in nearly 200 counties along the Gulf of Mexico — including all of Florida, and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. HazardAware took three years to create and was made possible by a $3.4 million grant from the National Academies' Gulf Research Program.
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The North American Alliance of Hazards and Disasters Research Institutes (NAAHDRI) is dedicated to bringing together the leaders of hazards and disaster research centers and institutes throughout North America as well as partner individuals and organizations to advance research, education, advocacy, and action.
“If everything is a crisis, that means you haven’t solved a larger public policy problem.” – Juliette Kayyem The southern tier of the United States faces unique risk of natural and made-man disasters—from hurricanes along the Gulf Coast to drought in the Southwest. Such events are not only likely, but inevitable and predictable. The question then becomes what to do with that knowledge. Listen in as Ten Across founder Duke Reiter talks with national security and risk expert Juliette Kayyem about rethinking how we prepare for and respond to disasters in the Ten Across region and beyond.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance addresses key theoretic gaps on natural hazards governance and presents the status of natural hazards governance worldwide. Focused on applications of governance practices in all variations of response to immediate and long-term threats, the encyclopedia covers risk reduction, community resilience, capacity building, planning, and more. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science.
The Emergency Management Student Association (EMSA), an Arizona State University Student Organization bring hands-on experiences to students interested in disaster management, operations, preparedness, response and homeland security. Become a member and/or visit the Facebook page.
October 12-14, 2022: 3rd Bill Anderson Fall Workshop hosted by ASU
July 10-13, 2022: 47th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop
June 6-9, 2022: 24th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium
March 27-29, 2022: 2021 Fall APPAM Research Conference
What we focus on:
What we focus on:
- Risk Management Collaboratory
- Cross-sector Relationships & Operations
- Risk and Threat Management
- Transformative Risk Reduction Strategies
- Disaster Analytics
- Hazards Governance
Gall, Melanie, Tamara L. Sheldon, and Larianne Collins. 2022. The economic impact of school closures during the 2015 flood in Richland County, South Carolina. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy.
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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 2019 - August 2023
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