Disasters caused by natural hazards and other large-scale emergencies are devastating communities in the United States. These events harm individuals, families, communities, and the entire country, including its economy and the federal budget. This report identifies applied research topics, information, and expertise that can inform action and opportunities within the natural hazard mitigation and resilience fields with the goal of reducing the immense human and financial toll of disasters.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs; Committee on Applied Research Topics for Hazard Mitigation and Resilience. GRI Faculty Affiliate Ann Lesperance is part of the National Academy of Sciences committee, and GRI Faculty Affiliate Daniel Aldrich was also engaged for the study,