MCRD Parris Island - Center for Infrastructure Defense
CIRCA - MCRD Parris Island
To align the resilience needs for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (MCRD) and prepare both civilian and military communities to survive future extreme events.
Fully Funded and Managed Project
CIRCA is independently funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. CIRCA - Parris Island supports MCRD Parris Island with managing interdependent infrastructure failures and future climate disasters.
Stakeholder Driven Analysis
The primary training mission at MCRD Parris Island can be disrupted when when wastewater infrastructure services fail. The goal of this research is to determine how long the sewage system can operate and how fast it can recover when blackouts disrupt pump stations.
Achieve Mission and Infrastructure Resilience
This work will produce models that measure how long the sewage system can be disrupted before the training mission is impacted. This work will provide recommendations on how to improve installation energy and water resilience.
If you are a local stakeholder in Parris Island – government leader, mission owner, and critical infrastructure owner or operator – interested in strengthening your community resilience contact us to learn more:
Daniel Eisenberg | Email
Allison Coffey Reilly | Email
Michael Wu | Email