IRIS selected to develop innovative approaches for resiliency at military installations

The Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) at the University of Georgia was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop innovative approaches for collaborating with U.S. military installations and their adjacent communities to increase resilience through Engineering With Nature and natural infrastructure solutions.

With a team whose expertise cuts across engineering, environmental science and policy, community planning, and social sciences to improve natural infrastructure design and implementation, this endeavor will better inform collaborative planning and decision making with military installations and civilian governments. IRIS, working with partners at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering with Nature Initiative, is well-situated to help these essential installations and communities more effectively and efficiently address shared physical, environmental, and social challenges.

The IRIS team will be closely integrated with both the installations and communities to ensure that solutions are tailored to each group’s challenges and needs.