About the Institute
The Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas was formally established on May 14, 2020 by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents following the passage of House Bill 2345 by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. The Institute’s mission is to facilitate the integration of analytical tools and state-level decisions related to disaster resiliency. Through collaborative efforts, the Institute aims to deliver critical research on disaster risk reduction, support state agencies with data analytics and decision-making tools, and generate evidence-based solutions that help Texas communities become more resilient over the long term.
“By working with Texas A&M University System partners, other institutions of higher education, public agencies, and other entities, the Institute will become a leader in developing analytical tools that support more disaster-resilient communities.”
Texas Disaster Information System
The cornerstone project for the Institute is the Texas Disaster Information System (TDIS). This project is currently in the planning phase, but will be an interactive, analytical, and visual web-based spatial data system designed to support more resilient decision making at the state level.
How about Now? Changes in Risk Perception before and after Hurricane Irma
Prepared For: Sustainability
Wind Hail Insurance Market Incentives Study
Prepared For: Texas Department of Insurance
Navasota River Flooding Project
IDRT Strengthens its Partnership with the Dutch via hosting the I-STORM Next Gen meeting and symposium
IDRT has been actively fostering and strengthening its relationship with researchers from the Netherlands, leading to fruitful collaborations and mutual learning. The Dutch researchers, renowned
The Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas (IDRT) is proud to announce our esteemed director, Dr. Sam Brody and his renowned colleague, Dr. Bill Merrell,
The visit felt “celebratory” in light of the campus’ 13 years of collaboration with the Dutch, says Professor Sam Brody. To read the whole story