We are advancing the scientific insights and tools needed to help ensure that critical energy, water, food, and built infrastructure systems are resilient to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change. 

Our nation’s energy infrastructure is threatened by existing and emerging natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and climate change with its related environmental extremes. We use advanced modeling and observational capabilities combined with an integrated understanding of the relationships between the built and natural environment to develop disruption-ready strategies for ensuring resilience of critical energy, water, food, and built infrastructure systems.

The smoldering remains of a forest fire A large-scale model of a building on a seismic test platform Aerial view of a suburban neighborhood with spiraling cul-de-sacs and white roofs Several banks of a supercomputer fill a large room