Hurricane Ian

Aging infrastructure, land use planning practices, climate change, and social and economic inequalities all contribute to the devastating toll of disasters. To protect communities now and into the future, resources be invested into mitigation research and evidence-based mitigation solutions.

To address this ongoing need for novel mitigation research, the Natural Hazards Center partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the following research.


Developing a New Interdisciplinary Model for Mapping Flood Impacts for Risk Mitigation
Noah Bezanson, Colorado School of Mines
Elizabeth Reddy, Colorado School of Mines
Sarah Kelly, Dartmouth College
Charis Boke, Dartmouth College


Investigating Drivers of Flood Mitigation Action Among Property Owners in Waterbury, Vermont
Luke Briccetti, University of Vermont
Kimberly Coleman, State University of New York at Plattsburgh


Elevation Choices: An Analysis of Houston’s Homeowner Assistance Program Participants
Ivis Garcia, Texas A&M University
Zhihan Tao, Texas A&M University
Julia Orduna, Texas Housers


Understanding Flood Mitigation Implementation Activity in Minnesota's Red River Basin
Sarah Kirkpatrick, North Dakota State University


Equity-Aware Resilience Planning of Transportation Networks for Disaster Mitigation
Min Li, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Place and Process: A Case Study on Earthquake Mitigation in Portland, Oregon
Sarah Mercurio, Portland State University


A Decision Framework for Equitable Use of Federal Residential Property Acquisition Funds
Farinaz Motlagh, Stony Brook University
Sara Hamideh, Stony Brook University


Colorado's Marshall Fire: Hazard Mitigation Through the Lens of Social Equity
Hannah Walters, Colorado School of Public Health
Katherine Dickinson, Colorado School of Public Health
Molly Kadota, Colorado School of Public Health


Waste-Derived, Environment-Adaptive, and Fire-Resistant Fungi-Based Materials: Towards Disaster-Mitigating Housing
Xijin Zhang, George Mason University


Zoning for Flood Risk Reduction
Yang Zhang, Virginia Tech