Human populations are expanding and economies are intertwining across international borders in ways that we do not yet fully understand.
How then can we prevent natural hazard events from causing huge, far-reaching social and economic disasters?
The Crowding the Rim initiative promotes international, cross-sector discussions to better understand and prepare for the potential reverberating effects of hazards in the Pacific Rim region.
are currently planning several regional
workshops in various parts of the Pacific Rim, with the assistance
of sponsoring organizations. Over the past year, we have produced
products including a game simulation,
an interactive hazard map, and a high school education module. In August,
2001, 200 professionals representing
a large spectrum of Pacific Rim geographic and sector diversity attended
our international summit.
See our compilation of recent press releases for
Crowding the Rim news.