Outreach

HRRC is committed to providing outreach for practitioners and the public. We host a number of events, workshops, training courses, and seminars and provide programs, materials, and tools to engage the public in becoming more resilient to hazards and disasters. Texas Target Communities (TTC) is the primiary vehicle for HRRC outreach activities. TTC is a program within the College of Architecture to facilitate the transformation of communities from high risk/low opportunity to equitable, resilient, and adaptive by mitigating the threats to the economy, environment, and culture. Please contact the HRRC director of outreach at jcooper@arch.tamu.edu for more information. 

COURSES

TOOLS

Coastal Planning Atlas

A geographic information systems web tool to facilitate sound decision-making and planning practices. 

PROGRAMS

Program in Cooperation with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service (TAES)

A program to formulate a stronger coalition between hazard researchers and practitioners by improving information and technology transfer from the hazard research community to the general public

Hurricane Awareness & Preparation Program for Coastal Extension Agents

Educational programs for children on hurricane and flood preparedness

MATERIALS

Knowledge to Action 

Reports that translates research for practitioners and public use

Disaster Handbook for Extension Agents

Beyond the Basics

Phil Berke and folks at the Natural Hazard Center have developed this website to assist in updating or developing a local hazard mitigation plan

Two students discuss people affected by a disasterSurveys 

Ongoing funded research projects oftentimes survey those affected by disasters.