In recent years, the State of Texas has suffered from the effects of hurricanes like Harvey, Katrina, and others; floods in Houston and Dallas; fires in Bastrop; droughts across the State; earthquakes in North Texas caused by Oklahoma earthquake swarms; oil spills in the Gulf; and chemical fires and explosions like in West, Port Neches, and Texas City, and also the latest pandemic. However, Texas is not alone, as other states in the region have had their own share of disasters. As a result, many private, public, non-governmental, and governmental organizations, have developed an extensive body of knowledge and experience on preparedness for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from, major disasters caused by natural phenomena and human actions.
The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and Texas A&M University (TAMU), based on their own direct involvement, are openly inviting researchers, educators, and students within academic institutions, as well as, professionals and practitioners from different disciplines, and more importantly, people and organizations from communities directly affected by disasters to build on their extensive body of knowledge and experience. Specifically, participants will share a diverse range of best practices, lessons learned (or yet to be learned), and insights gained in all dimensions of disaster readiness. This is an unprecedented opportunity to come together, and further build our collaborative capacity and strength for the Gulf Coast region to Prepare, Respond, Innovate, Mitigate, and Recover (PRIMR).
Learn more: http://2021primr.tamu.edu/