Rebuild kicks off NSF grant with Partners in Western Puerto Rico

Rebuild is part of a large team funded by a National Science Foundation Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP 2.0) grant to “Enhance the Resilience of Island Communities” focused on western Puerto Rico.  This three year grant will enable the team from NYU, CUNY, ASU, UPR, Brookhaven Laboratories and others to understand impact of the interdependencies of critical infrastructure systems when exposed to weather extremes, and how those interdependencies cause failures of physical assets leading to adverse impacts on the health and socio-economic wellbeing of the communities in those regions.  The work kicked off in January 2019 with a week-long convening at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez campus, hearing from local government and academics regarding the cascading impacts of the storm, and touring sites that were impacted by the storm. This project will last three years.  Check out the project website at https://eric21.org