Resilience and Sustainability

Responding to the global need for cooperative responses to natural and technological disasters, the college takes a unique whole of society approach to disaster management and works with partners to provide the social and human perspectives on disaster risk reduction, sustainability and resilience. This includes key research in the areas of critical importance such as disaster management, risk reduction, disaster recovery, climate change and adaption, community resilience, energy-water-food security, and environmental sustainability and the social, economic, environmental and policy issues that impact these areas.

This college brings together faculty talent from all fields including economics, geography, anthropology, planning and women's studies and across the campus to deliver cross-cutting degrees and certificates in this new area of study. This path-breaking leadership and innovative work in integrating science with civic responsibility resulted in Hawaii's designation as a model SENCER State (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE).

Resilience and Sustainability