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Building Resilience, Reducing Risk

The Center for Disaster Resilience serves to assist individuals, communities and governments in understanding and reducing the catastrophic effects of natural hazards, especially coastal and riverine flood hazards.

A team of risk and resilience experts and their partners in government, private practice and academia, provide risk assessment, risk communication and risk reduction capabilities to help decision-makers in building community resilience.

With the District of Columbia, Baltimore, Annapolis and Ocean City all nearby, the center is ideally located to both understand and better serve the urban and coastal infrastructure challenges of the region.

Specializing in flood and coastal risk management, the center can help communities integrate the complex science and engineering of flood risk analysis with the often confusing policies around land-use, building codes and environmental protection to improve watershed and coastal planning. The center excels at bringing stakeholders together to find and implement sustainable, disaster resilient solutions.

A strong foundation for the centerís technical capabilities is in water resource engineering and risk assessment. The center draws from a network of in-house experts and partners to conduct an array of related studies.

The Silver Jackets

The Center for Disaster Resilience at the University of Maryland is proud to partner with the Silver Jackets— in both Maryland and Washington, D.C. The Silver Jackets is a program designed to provide a consistent and effective strategy to minimize the risk and destruction associated with flooding.