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Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Where we work

IHRR draws on a global range of activities to understand and make a real difference to people across the world including the UK. We develop partnerships to tackle major challenges.

We assist the development of government policy and guidance for managing risk and hazard.

For example, our research is used by USA State governmental agencies to protect citizens from volcanic emissions in Hawaii. We support the UK Government Scientific Advisory Group in Emergencies when appropriate.

We integrate the study of physical challenges with how these affect people, and we work directly with communities who experience hazard and risk events.
In Nepal, we support communities to become more resilient after the 2015 earthquake. In Indonesia, Mexico and Japan, we are working with communities to understand their perception of the risks of inhaling volcanic ash and the most effective ways of protecting themselves. In China, we are helping with the long-term community recovery from the devastating Sichuan earthquake of 2008.

We work in the UK, with government, businesses and other partners.

We help tackle major trans-national challenges, such as security in the face of potential terrorist attack. The Securing Against Future Events project (SaFE) used uncertainty about the future to spur new forms of security calculation and decision

Contact Details

Professor Louise Bracken
Executive Director
Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience
Durham University
Lower Mountjoy
South Road, Durham
DH1 3LE, UK

Tel: +44 (0)191 3341846
Fax: +44 (0)191 3341801

l.j.bracken@durham.ac.uk

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