Natural Hazards Center News

The eleventh training module in the CONVERGE series: Positionality in Hazards and Disaster Research and Practice, is now available. This educational tool discusses the various ways that positionality has been defined, understood, and considered among those working in disaster settings.

Eleven ew projects were funded by FEMA Region 8 and the National Science Foundation. The purpose of this call is to expand understanding of the recent hazards and disasters experienced in the region, and produce actionable guidance for emergency managers in FEMA Region 8.

Read about NHC graduate research assistant Jessica Austin’s NSF-funded internship with Esri. She plans to utilize Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) data to tell the story of researchers’ work on hazards and disasters.

Don't forget to Save the Dates, sign up for Workshop announcements, and get ready to submit your ideas for the 48th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop!

Center Graduate Research Assistant Melissa Villarreal received funding from the National Science Foundation and the American Sociological Association to support her research on long-term recovery after Hurricane Harvey.

Center Graduate Research Assistant Melissa Villarreal is working to train and mentor a diverse team of undergraduate research students who are supporting her research on immigrant women and long-term recovery after Hurricane Harvey.

Six projects were awarded the Public Health Continuation Award to expand data collection and analysis activities or engage with community partners in developing evidence-based interventions.

Eight projects will help develop evidence-based practices to improve community preparedness, resilience, and the public health response to disasters.

Save the date for the next Making Mitigation Work webinar to learn more about making flood Buyout programs less costly and more equitable.