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Affiliated Institutions of the DRM network

The affiliated institutions of the DRM network are committed to knowledge development, transmission, and application in the field of disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

University 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 Pennsylvania

Max Planck Institute (Germany)
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 the environment.

George Washington University (USA)
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.

Bogazici University (Turkey)
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.

University 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.

University 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 reduction.

Yokohama 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 planning.

National 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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