HRD earth scientists, technologists, social scientists and creative practitioners work alongside societal partners to enable better understanding of hazard processes and challenges.
HRD members span a wide range of complementary earth and social science sub-disciplines. We are engaged in research that both raises visibility, as well as articulates and challenges the complex problems afflicting society and environment.
Our research foci include:
- Flood event histories, dynamics, impacts and responses in urban and mountain settings
- Upland sediment system hazard dynamics
- Climate change, variability and adaptation
- The diverse field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), particularly in regard to the Hindu-Kush-Himalayas
Our approaches seek the dissemination of knowledge and delivery of impact by:
- Embracing a spectrum of disciplinary to interdisciplinary methods
- Encouraging public engagement
- Promoting collaboration with industrial partners (in research and consultancy) to achieve knowledge of value to society.
We apply new-cutting edge technologies in the capture and analysis of data (e.g. terrestrial laser scanning and UAVs), across a range of process environments, societal settings, and heritage assets.