RYN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the career and advocacy goals of young thought leaders in the resilience space.
We are a forum for students and early career professionals to connect and collaborate on ideas that advance a stronger, safer, more resilient future.
We empower our members to network with experts in climate adaptation and find careers that improve resilience in communities and the built environment.
Raise awareness of built environment disasters
Promote action to equitably plan for natural risks
Network and engage with sponsors & partners
Resilience is the ability of communities to withstand physical hazards, maintain functionality, and adapt to rising risks.
Member Publications and News
Freakish climate is here to stay. Colorado should build homes and cities that can withstand it.Keep reading
Water is drawn from the Colorado River and diverted to the more than 925,000 people in northeastern Colorado. Currently, there is not enough water capacity to supply the region’s growing population. Global temperature rise due to climate change is causing a loss of low-elevation snowpack in Colorado. This is one major factor exacerbating the 20+ year drought on the Colorado River and contributing to water scarcity in the west.Keep reading
I threw the car in gear, racing through sheets of rain back to the music festival. I had left my friends asleep in their tents to attend a family wedding, and in my absence, Hurricane Matthew had descended. Everything – pillows, sleeping bags, clothing, food supply, festival-goers – was soaked. A Bojangles tailgate special and running the dryer for a few hours set us straight — but the rest of North Carolina didn’t share our luck. Hurricane Matthew caused over $10 billion in damage across the state, and in the years that followed, Florence, Dorian and other intense weather events would add over $25 billion to the tally of damages, a large proportion stemming from flooding.Keep reading
The agri-food system is an immense and complex leviathan that accounts for the overwhelming majority of freshwater used by humans annually. Specific geographies across the world face significant water stresses associated with inputs and outputs of agricultural water use. Against a backdrop of growing environmental challenges, the intersection of water and agriculture is emerging as a central topic in managerial and political circles.Keep reading