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, Contact: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org partnership for disaster risk reduction with www.ari.vt.edu/drr the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
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