The Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) in Adelaide
The Torrens Resilience Institute has been established at the International University Precinct in Adelaide to improve the capacity of organisations and societies to respond to disruptive challenges which have the potential to overwhelm local disaster management capabilities and plans.
The TRI is a collaboration of four universities; Cranfield, Flinders, Adelaide and University of South Australia. We aim to be a national and international centre of excellence through the development of advanced thinking in the concept of resilience. Our mission is to assist the Federal and State Governments, the emergency services, organisations and civil society enhance their leadership and management capabilities, and thus enable them to prepare for, and respond better to, disruptive challenges. In addition to building national and community resilience within Australia, its work assists the Federal and State Governments achieve their foreign policy and humanitarian objectives by developing resilient national capacities in the countries of South East Asia and the Pacific Rim.
In the context of increasing impact of disaster, the threat of climate change and increasing societal vulnerability, the Institute – through its university members – makes an important contribution to building stronger and safer communities.
If you are interested in hearing more about the Institute, indeed, if you have skills and interests which align with those of the TRI and wish to make contact please do so. Further details here.