Disaster Risk Reduction Program by kdb20316


									     Disaster Risk Reduction Program
Partners and Sponsors include:           Who We Are                                       What We Do
• City of Danville, Virginia
                                         The Disaster Risk Reduction Program is a         Internationally, DRR conducts disaster
• City of Hampton Roads
                                         multi-disciplinary academic research and         management related project work in a
    Critical Infrastructure Resilience
• Department of Homeland Security        implementation unit. It is a network for         range of developing countries including
• Federal Emergency Management           applied research, implementation and             Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Bangladesh,
    Agency                               dissemination in the field of disaster risk      and India. Project work has included seismic
• George Mason University                reduction that includes natural scientists,      vulnerability reduction in Bangladesh,
• George Washington University           engineers, architects, urban planners,           seismic microzonation and land use
• Metropolitan Washington Council        economists, sociologists, and policy analysts.   management at the municipal level in
    of Governments                       DRR takes a systems approach to disaster         Turkey, evaluation of US government
• National Institute for Building        management, including the identification of      response and recovery assistance to the
  Sciences                               risks (hazard and vulnerability), reduction      Gujarat earthquake, technical assistance
• ProVention Consortium                  of risk through development of physical          for disaster risk reduction in the State of
• University of Maryland
                                         and operational mitigation measures and          Maharashtra in India.
• University of Virginia
                                         risk transfer through the mechanisms of
• US Agency for International                                                             Domestically, DRR has conducted research
  Development                            insurance and relief policy.                     on     integrated,     incremental        seismic
• US Army Corps of Engineers                                                              rehabilitation for existing buildings, financial,
• Virginia Office of Commonwealth                                                         insurance, regulatory and legal incentives for
  Preparedness                                                                            risk reduction in existing buildings, critical
• World Bank                                                                              infrastructure vulnerability assessment,
                                                                                          infrastructure interdependency analysis,
                                                                                          and regional resiliency assessment.
Frederick Krimgold, Ph.D.
Director, DRR                                                                             Collaborative    research     and    project
Virginia Tech-NCR                                                                         implementation relationships have been
Advanced Research Institute                                                               developed with Bogaziçi University and
4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 750                                                              Middle East Technical University in Turkey,
Arlington, VA 22203                                                                       The Autonomous National University
(703) 528-5500                                                                            of Mexico and the Indian Institute of
(703) 528-5543 (fax)
                                                                                          Technology, Kanpur. DRR has also formed a
                                                                                          partnership for disaster risk reduction with
                                                                                          the Bangladesh University of Engineering
                                                                                          and Technology (BUET).

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