What We Do
The Resilient America Roundtable partners with its pilot communities to help community decision makers and stakeholders build approaches for deciding how and where to invest resources to mitigate risk and build resilience in ways that allow them to explain and communicate those investment decisions. The Roundtable also engages with a network of communities that participate alongside the pilot communities in Roundtable events and activities.
In 2014, the Resilient America Roundtable began a pilot program to work directly with selected communities to engage decision makers and citizens to better understand risk and build resilience.
The benefits of the partnership between the Roundtable and the pilot communities include:
Access to knowledge. Pilot communities engage with the Roundtable’s network of scientific, technical, and policy experts. The Roundtable can help translate science into actions that build resilience for the pilot communities.
Approaches to understanding risk. The Roundtable is helping the pilot communities understand the risks they face, consider the possible consequences of those risks, and integrate that knowledge into decision making.
Methods to build a culture of resilience. The Roundtable is working with the pilot communities to formulate strategies to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events.
Learn about our Charleston Pilot Community
Learn about our Linn County/Cedar Rapids Pilot Community
Learn about our Seattle Pilot Community
The Resilient America Roundtable invites communities across the nation to participate in Roundtable activities including workshops, expert meetings, community events, table top exercises and role-playing games in order to bring diverse communities together to learn from one another and from experts about how to build resilience.