Aizawl, the most populous hill city in India, is stunningly beautiful--but it's dangerous for reasons you might not expect. I'd like you to meet a young geologist, Christopher Lalthazuala, who is working to make the city safer. Here's how.
Every year during monsoon season, at least a dozen landslides tear through Aizawl...
Yesterday, as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, Dr. Janise Rodgers, our COO, was there. Earlier that morning she gave an invited presentation about our work at a forum of the Mexican Society of Earthquake Engineering. Here is her firsthand report of what happened next:
Did you ever set out your clothes and homework the night before school? If so, you know that getting ready pays off in confidence and precious moments of calm. We aim for the same thing when we help to safeguard schools for natural hazards.
Here are 6 ways we’re making a difference in Haiti, India, Bhutan and Nepal.
Next month, Bill Holmes will again tuck his tall frame into a tiny airplane to work with engineers in Bhutan, a Himalayan country that is due for a very big earthquake. He’s one of the expert mentors we bring to communities that are fixing buildings before a disaster, and he’s always a hit.
If you walk the rocky road to school with a child in Nepal's west, you'll know that it takes awhile. Something else you should know about these rugged hills: a powerful earthquake is poised to rupture. We're working there to help people prepare.
On the way to school in mid-west Nepal's middle hills. Photo: Lalrinpuii T...