About

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.

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