disaster response

Tsunami Evacuation Shelters: Solutions for At-Risk Communities in Developing Nations

Tsunami Evacuation Shelters: Solutions for At-Risk Communities in Developing Nations

In disaster-prone areas, elevated evacuation shelters can be an integral part of a national or local disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategy and programs. They enable vulnerable communities to get to safety at the first warning of an incoming tsunami.

October 23, 2019 5 min read By: Angelos Findikakis, Senior Principal Engineer and Bechtel Fellow
Incorporating Resilience in National Infrastructure Plans

Incorporating Resilience in National Infrastructure Plans

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it is time to re-think our approach to disaster response and recovery. Since 1980, average annual disaster costs have doubled every decade.

July 15, 2018 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability