ARISE-US is hosting a web-based symposium on “Strategies for Flood Risk Reduction”. It will feature public and private sector experts in the field and, with active participation from the audience, will discuss the challenges and solutions to them. The Symposium will take place on January 27th, at 1-3pm Eastern time. The symposium will take the form of two linked panels, and will maximize discussion and dialog, one addressing the issues and the other, potential solutions.
CEMHS launches tool to connect emergency managers and students through an applied project exchange platform
What is the HDxCC Project Dashboard? Local resources are scarce and college students need hands-on experience, especially in the emergency management and homeland security profession to improve their job prospects. The goal of the Hazards and Disasters xChange Collaboratory (HDxCC) Project Dashboard is to a) connect emergency managers and other community stakeholders with faculty and students to implement community projects through in-class projects, virtual internships, guided studies, capstone projects, thesis work, and similar; b) immerse graduate and/or undergraduate students in community projects that allow students to apply their emergency management core competencies acquired during their academic studies into work-ready skills; and c) create mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between state, local, and non-profit organizations operating in the risk reduction, disaster recovery, emergency management or homeland security arena with higher education students and faculty.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance clarifies our understanding of the processes and dynamics of this new, broad-based field. It addresses key theoretic gaps on natural hazards governance in general, and presents in an integrated fashion the status of natural hazards governance worldwide, both nationally and regionally. Focused on applications of governance practices in all variations of response to immediate and long-term threats, it also covers assessment of risk reduction, community resilience, capacity building, and planning. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science.
We are the Emergency Management Student Association (EMSA), an Arizona State University Student Organization. EMSA is located at the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS). We bring hands-on experiences to students interested in Disaster Management, Operations, Preparedness, Response and Homeland Security. We have already teamed up with Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management, Arizona State University, ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Arizona’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.
HazardAware: A New Website That Guides Potential Homeowners on Environmental Risks like Wind & Floods
Melanie Gall, clinical professor and co-director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security at ASU, and Natasha Mendoza, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, are 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 can provide 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 Gulf Research Program, which is funded by settlements from the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil spill in 2010.
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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