The Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR) is an applied research program working toward the mission of creating a disaster resilient state. Developed and coordinated by the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) at the University of Oregon, OPDR employs a service learning model to increase community capacity and enhance disaster safety and resilience statewide. For more information about what we do, who we are, or how you can access information about our projects, please use the links at the top of this page.
Eugene-Springfield Climate & Energy Vulnerability Assessment
Like communities around the world, the Eugene-Springfield metro area has a unique set of vulnerabilities both to natural hazards and economic stresses. The purpose of ‘Eugene-Springfield Climate and Energy Vulnerability Assessment’ project was to determine the local systems and services most vulnerable to natural hazard events and changes in climate and increasing energy prices. This information is being used to aid in prioritizing funding to mitigate impacts, increase local resilience and adaptive capacity. Learn More