AGU Natural Hazards seeking participation for Equity in Natural Disaster Mitigation group

Hobbs, Tiegan (NRCAN/RNCAN) tiegan.hobbs at
Mon Jun 29 19:04:23 UTC 2020

The AGU Natural Hazards section is seeking volunteers for a nascent, and tentatively titled, Equity in Natural Disaster Mitigation group. In addition to supporting AGU-wide activities, the NH section focusses on understanding and mitigating the effects of natural hazards. It has long been recognized that low income and minority communities are often especially vulnerable because of both location and building stock, and less resilient because of having fewer resources for rebuilding due to effects like less insurance and political influence. We are forming a group focused on using our science to help communities and policy makers address the need for equity in natural disaster mitigation.

We want to harness the recent global activation of younger generations toward projects that address racial/economic inequality and social justice, so we especially welcome student and early career members. The group seeks diversity in subject discipline, race, ethnicity, gender, and countries represented. This is a grassroots effort starting from scratch, so we invite volunteers at all levels of involvement, including ones interested in leadership. Please contact us if you are interested in joining.

Kind regards,
Tiegan Hobbs (tiegan.hobbs at and Leah Salditch (leah at, interim co-chairs

Tiegan Hobbs, PhD, MSCE
Seismic Risk Scientist
Geological Survey of Canada (Pacific) 
+1 (236) 330-2180

Working on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. 

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