Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas Unveils New Tools at TDEM Conference

In late May 2024, the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas presented three innovative decision-support tools at the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Conference in Fort Worth. The IDRT team in attendance highlighted exciting resources designed to enhance the understanding and management of natural hazard risks. The featured tools included a State Hazard Mitigation […]

IDRT Faculty, Dr. Ashley Ross, named the Associate Director of the new Center for Climate Resilience Equitable Housing (CECREH)

In collaboration with Dr. Ali Nejat of Texas Tech University, IDRT faculty Dr. Ashley Ross will lead the newly formed Center of Excellence in Climate Resilient Equitable Housing (CECREH). The Center, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, brings together leading housing, hazards and disasters, environmental justice, urban planning, and climate researchers from […]

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 for their expertise in coastal engineering, have found IDRT’s proficiency in Hazard Analytics, Risk Communication, Policy and Decision Support, Education, and Coastal Risk Reduction to be a valuable complement. As […]

Sam Brody and Bill Merrell give presentation at PSW

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, of Texas A&M University in Galveston gave a presentation to the prestigious Philosophical Society of Washington (PSW) on June 16, 2023. Their talk, titled “Protecting America’s Coasts from Flooding in […]