Rapid developments of urban built-up environments often increase the vulnerabilities of society against disasters, such as flash floods, tall building fires, and infectious diseases. Such disaster risks can be minimized and reduced by pro-active and holistic actions of society. This societal action is Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Our centre aim to facilitate implementations of DRR in society through various researches on DRR.


Center for DRR was established in 2014 at UTAR as a multidisciplinary  research centre to bring out integral DRR research outcomes from various faculties & organizations to society. Scientific & technological study on Risk Assessment, social & scientific study of Risk Management, and human & technological study of Risk Communication form the central pillars of our  research.