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Conducting a drought-specific THIRA: A power tool for integrating all-hazard mitigation and drought planning efforts to increase drought mitigation quality

Wickham, E., Bathke, D., Abdel-Monem, T., Bernadt, T., Bulling, D., Pytlik-Zillig, L., Stiles, C., & Wall, N. (2019). Conducting a drought-specific THIRA: A power tool for integrating all-hazard mitigation and drought planning efforts to increase drought mitigation quality. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101227

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Transforming Ideas into Action

The Center bridges the gap between ideas and action with data-driven analysis and research that focuses on improving our community. We help government, non-profit, and private organizations work together, apply evidence-based research, and create solutions that achieve results. As we build to our big premiere, check out this last excerpt from our new promotional video, […]

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Disaster Preparedness and Response

Our team of researchers work around the state and the country, sharing their research and offering training on disaster preparedness and response. We work to help Nebraskans effectively respond to the psychological effects of terrorism and disaster. As we build to our big premiere, check out this first excerpt from our new promotional video, which […]

University of Nebraska Public Policy Center – Sound Research. Smart policy. Positive Impact.

After more than twenty years working to improve communities around Nebraska, the Public Policy Center is proud to share some of the work we do around the state in a brand new promotional video.

Enabling Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Fire Ignitions in Complex Firefighting Contexts

Prescribed fire is critical for reducing catastrophic wildfires and sustaining healthy ecosystems. Yet the technology to support fire ignition and monitoring remains stagnant, risky, and expensive. This project aims to develop the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology that can transform prescribed fire ignition and monitoring by: 1) enabling the communication between UASs and humans by […]

Medical Reserve Corps Challenge

Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families following a disaster incident1. PFA training provides essential skills for disaster responders so that they are able to educate individuals about the normal physical, emotional, and behavioral responses to disasters. It also teaches responders how to recognize when and how to […]

Increasing the Capacity for Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin States

This project brings together University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers from the Nebraska State Climate Office, High Plains Regional Climate Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Community and Regional Planning Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research, and University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to help municipalities across the Midwest plan for changes in climate. Projected changes have […]

Countering Violent Extremism

The Public Policy Center is partnering with Nebraska Emergency Management and Two Rivers Public Health Department in a project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security focused on countering violent extremism (CVE). The project focuses on identification of barriers to reporting potential signs of radicalization and preferred community strategies for addressing these barriers, especially […]