Institutions of the DRM network
affiliated institutions of the DRM network are committed to knowledge
development, transmission, and application in the field of disaster
risk reduction and sustainable development.
of Texas at Austin (USA)
The Department of Civil Engineering has strong graduate programs
in both Civil and Environmental Engineering. A number of centers
and laboratories provide the facilities and staff to support research
activities in disaster risk management related disciplines, like
the Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR), Center for Transportation
Re-search (CTR), Construction Industry Institute (CII), Ferguson
Structural Engineering Laboratory (FSEL), Geotechnical Engineering
Center (GEC), Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER),
Construction Materials Research Group (CMRG), Environmental Solutions
Program (ESP), Inter-national Center for Aggregates Research (ICAR).
Wharton School, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of
Planck Institute (Germany)
Washington University (USA)
The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) located at Freiburg University
monitors, forecasts and ar-chives information on vegetation fires
(forest fires, land-use fires, smoke pollution) at global level.
The information thus generated supports decision-makers at national
and international levels in evaluating fire situations or precursors
of fire which potentially endanger humans or may negatively affect
Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management
The Institute organizes interdisciplinary research in engineering,
social and behavioral science, public health and emergency medicine.
The Institute also provides graduate level instruction at the masters
and doctoral levels. George Washington University collaborates with
Virginia Tech in the Joint Center for Disaster and Risk Management.
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute. The Earthquake
Research Institute and the School of Engineering are actively involved
in a range of hazard and vulnerability assessment activities throughout
Turkey. Urban loss estimation me-thodologies have been developed
and applied. Current work is focused on the reconstruction following
the August 1999 Kocaeli earthquake and risk reduction measures for
the Istanbul region.
of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Center for Research and Transfer of Appropriate Technology (CITTA).
The Center has taken a leading role in the development of architectural
and urban planning techniques for the reduction of disaster risk.
Recent work in conjunction with the World Bank has focused on the
reduction of consequences of urban flooding in Argentina.
of Hong Kong (China)
The Department of Electrical Engineering is actively involved in
the analysis of system reliability for electric power systems and
in research for the protection of critical infrastructure systems
from natural and technological hazards. The university is also the
location of internationally recognized expertise on landslide hazard
National University (Japan)
Center for GIS Applications for Disaster Reduction.The Department
of Urban Engineering and Architec-ture has taken a leading role
in the development of Geographic Information Systems for the analysis
of natural hazards exposure and vulnerability. Analy-tical tools
are also under development for damage evaluation and reconstruction
Center for Disaster Prevention CENAPRED (Mexico)
CENAPRED is the coordinating agency for disaster management in Mexico.
The national center works closely with the National University of
Mexico (UNAM) on disaster risk and vulnerability analysis and on
the study of the impacts of disasters in Mexico and Latin America.
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