UGA institute seeks solutions to major infrastructure challenges

New UGA institute seeks solutions to major infrastructure challenges

by Ashby Nix Worley, Coastal Resilience Manager, The Nature Conservancy

The University of Georgia (UGA) has created a research institute that will work to help communities rethink, transform and adapt their infrastructure in a time of rapid environmental and social change.

At The Nature Conservancy, we’re excited to hear of this new, interdisciplinary institute at UGA that will not only help serve as a great resource and provide research on resilience, but help train future professionals in green and grey infrastructure for a changing world.

The Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) helps communities, businesses, and governments mitigate risks – and seize opportunities – associated with environmental change, extreme weather, and climate-related events by rethinking, transforming and adapting infrastructure systems to strengthen social, economic and ecological resilience. IRIS achieves this through collaborative partnerships, integrative research, decision support, education, training, and outreach.

For more information please contact Brian Bledsoe, 706-706-542-7249,