The University of New Mexico hosts the fourth annual UNM Resilience Colloquium on Aug. 6-7.

The two-day event is organized by the UNM Resilience Institute, a research center in the School of Engineering focused on promoting resilience-based research and applications to address global challenges such as climate change, aging populations and infrastructure, sustainable food-water-energy systems, and economic inequalities.

Mark Stone, director, UNM Resilience Institute

The free event will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 and 8:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in Centennial Engineering Center’s Auditorium.Highlights include welcoming remarks by Congresswoman Deb Haaland and a lunch address by Sen. Tom Udall.  Lunch each day is included with registration. Registration is open here.

Mark Stone, director of the Resilience Institute and an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, said the goal of the colloquium is to explore interconnections between urban and rural communities and landscapes using Albuquerque as a case study. This concept will be explored through speakers, presentations, panels and working groups. A full agenda is available online.

The colloquium is sponsored by UNM, the National Science Foundation, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program.