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. Researchers study the full range of natural disasters and technological hazards.

The HRRC is:

HRRC includes the expertise of architects, planners, sociologists, policy analysts, economists, landscape architects, and engineers. Dr. Dennis Wenger is the founding Director, and Dr. Walter Peacock has been the Director since 2004. 

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.

Natural disasters include:

Technological hazards may involve: