The Roundtable and its programs aim to help communities and the nation
build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters.
What We Do
ResilientAmerica conducts consensus studies that dig into key issues that impact community resilience.
| ||Building Adaptable and Resilient Supply Chains after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria|
The supply chain consensus study will analyze three different supply chain responses to back-to-back storms - Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria - and feeds into Section 2.3 on FEMA’s new 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. This study will focus on the conveyance on food, fuel, water, pharmaceutical supplies, and medical equipment.
The study report will be published in the summer of 2019.
|Urban Flooding in the United States|
The urban flooding consensus study is being funded by FEMA. This study involves scoping and addressing solutions for chronic flooding events in major metropolitan areas. The committee process involved multiple workshops and information gathering sessions in four major metropolitan areas around the United States - Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona - to better understand the costs, impacts, and scale of impacts of urban flooding.
FINAL REPORT: Framing the Challenge of Urban Flooding in the United States (March 2019)
|Measuring Community Resilience|
The measures consensus study is being funded by the National Academies' Gulf Research Program. This study reviews key aspects of community resilience and options for quantifying or qualifying them at the community level. The report will identify knowledge gaps, research directions, and approaches that could be useful to a range of communities, including the Gulf Research Program's efforts to support the development of healthy and resilient coastal communities.
FINAL REPORT: Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program (March 2019)
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