The University of Georgia’s (UGA) Defense Community Resilience Program, a partnership between the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS), is engaging with Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield to respond to local priorities and vulnerabilities identified by installation personnel and the civilian leaders in surrounding communities.

Areas of focus:

  • Assessing opportunities for application of Engineering With Nature®(EWN) principles and practices on the installation and across adjacent communities
  • Analyzing compounding climate-related threats facing transportation linkages between Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, the Port of Savannah, and other critical community assets that support mission readiness and military personnel
  • Valuing the sustainment of coastal forests and marshlands to military and civilian resilience
  • Evaluating the opportunities and challenges presented by rapid economic development, population growth, and land use change in neighboring communities to strategically promote investment in nature-based infrastructure solutions that better sustain economic vitality and the military mission while reducing vulnerabilities and improving quality of life

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