Integrative Disaster Risk and Resilience

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The world is already facing the impacts of climate change through increased severity of natural disasters and events. We are using integrative data science to help agencies respond to these impacts with limited resources through risk, resilience and expenditure profiling. In collaboration with federal agencies like the Economic Development Agency (EDA), we are developing an online tool-set that enables a data-driven approach to pre-disaster and post-disaster planning, in order to improve decision making in allocation of resources, based on evaluation of data related to risk, resiliency and expenditure. We are extending this work to help build the Hoosier Resilience Index that will enable Indiana communities adapt to climate change. We are thankful to the Economic Development Agency for funding for this work.