Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI)


Recent Announcements and Awards

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Programme Office has designated the HVRI as an International Centre of Excellence on Vulnerability and Resilience Metrics. The IRDR Centres of Excellence collectively embody an integrated approach to disaster risk reduction.

HVRI members are the lead authors on a new book on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi focuses on the impacts of and recovery from Katrina in southern Mississippi, closely examing the existing conditions that affect recovery as well as the role of inequalities in the process.

To conduct basic research on hazard vulnerability and resilience; train the next generation of hazard scientists and practitioners; and through its outreach efforts, assist in the improvement of emergency preparedness, planning, response, and recovery at local, state, national, and international scales.
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