The Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC) was established at Texas A&M University in 1988. HRRC researchers focus on hazard analysis, emergency preparedness and response, disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation. HRRC includes the expertise of architects, planners, sociologists, policy analysts, economists, landscape architects, and engineers. Dr. Dennis Wenger is the first Director, and Dr. Michelle Meyer started as the fifth director in July 2019. 

The HRRC is:

Mission Statement

One of only two United Nations (UN-OCHA) Collaborative Centers in the world.

Serves OCHA as a research and consultant agency with particular emphasis on national disaster plans and their implications for future development.

Researchers study the full range of natural and technological hazards.

Natural hazards include:
Technological hazards may involve: