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The logo 140px 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.


 RAR Program-Flood Mitigation Workshop-Dec 2019-Event imageDecember 10-11, 2019
Knowledge Exchange 
Mitigation Actions and Opportunities to Address Community Flood Risk
This event brings together stakeholders from four communities that participated in Resilient America’s community dialogues on flood mitigation—Savannah and Tybee Island, GA; Biloxi, MS; Roanoke, Salem, and Vinton, VA; and Ellicott City, MD—as well as other experts and community practitioners, and representatives from local, federal, and state agencies to engage in an interactive discussion focused on solutions and actions for mitigating and building resilience to flood risk.

Cedar Rapids Symposium-Jun2018-event page imageJune 19, 2018
Moving Forward: Pathways to Building Community Resilience
This symposium was one of several events taking place throughout the City of Cedar Rapids to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the devastating 2008 flood. This event explored new approaches to building community resilience and highlighted panel sessions focused on three topic areas: at-risk populations, watershed management, and flood mapping/risk/insurance.

 Puget Sound Knowledge Exchange-Jan 2018-thumb image for event pageJanuary 26, 2018
Knowledge Exchange
Puget Sound Knowledge Exchange: Resources for Building Resilience
This event brought together experts and community representatives from across the Central Puget Sound region to learn and share information about their challenges and successes related to implementing resilience efforts to address climate impacts and other hazards in their communities.

 Innovative technology workshop-Sept2017-event itemSept 26, 2017
The Role of Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities
This workshop explored the role of advanced technologies and structural performance data in existing infrastructure and built systems to enhance resilience and promote faster recovery, discussed the future role of advanced technologies and design practice in promoting community resilience; and, identified research gaps or opportunities in development and use of advance technologies and design for building resilient infrastructure. 

 People working togetherSept 28, 2016
Measuring Community Resilience
This webinar showcased two communities, Minneapolis and Spokane, that are using measures to track progress toward community goals. Both communities talked about why they started tracking progress, what process they used to develop measures, and what measures they are using.

FRMT data collection setupAug 31, 2016
Measuring Flood Resilience
During the webinar, ResilientAmerica staff provided an overview of the Flood Resilience Measurement Framework and the ResilientAmericaa Roundtable’s experiences implementing the framework in Iowa and South Carolina. Roundtable member, Dr. Quintus Jett, then led a discussion about resilience measures, focusing on several key questions.

Seattle Transportation Workshop-Aug2016-Hallenbeck-events pageAug 23, 2016
Building Resilience in the Puget Sound Region
This workshop brought together diverse stakeholders from multiple jurisdictions in the Central Puget Sound region and practitioners from other states to share lessons learned and explore solutions for building resilience that incorporated climate adaptation and equity into transportation/land use planning

 State of Leadership Forum-event page imageJune 28-29, 2016
State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop
Across the nation, innovative programs are showing exciting progress at building resilient communities. Now is a great time to take stock of these programs at federal, state and local levels. This event considered the results of years of investment, experimentation and research, bringing together policymakers and stakeholders at the federal, state and local levels to talk about what works, what doesn’t and what should happen next in this resilience arena.

Climate Change & Community Resilience in the Americas-May 2016May 17, 2016
Climate Change and Community Resilience in the Americas
The ResilientAmerica Roundtable partnered with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to host the workshop, "Climate Change and Community Resilience in the Americas," which highlighted work done by Fulbright NEXUS scholars and Jefferson Science Fellows. Roundtable member, Dr. Erin Walsh, from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), presented on the panel, "Toward a More Safe and Sustainable Future.”

 Insurance - Lecture Room - Expert MeetingJuly 9-10, 2015
Expert Meeting
The Role of Disaster Insurance in Improving Resilience
This meeting brought together experts to discuss ways that insurance can be a powerful tool to enhance communities' resilience to floods and earthquakes.

 Armchair Discussion ImageJune 23, 2015
Armchair Discussion
Building Resilience through Science
Trends over the last several decades show that weather-related disasters and other extreme events are happening more frequently and resulting in greater losses, costs, and damages. Environmental Intelligence creates opportunities for communities to look ahead and become more societally, economically and ecologically resilient. But what does “resilience” mean to communities, and what kinds of information, tools, and data do communities need to make decisions that will increase their resilience and minimize their risks? 

Supply Chain Resilient 1May 21, 2015
Expert Meeting
Supply Chain Resilience
The ResilientAmerica Roundtable hosted supply chain principals, operators and experts from the private and public sectors to explore issues related to supply chain resilience.

Charleston, SC - Workshop - April 2015 - Image 1April 2015
Community Resilience Workshop
Members of the ResilientAmerica Roundtable met with stakeholders from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors in both Charleston, SC and Cedar Rapids, IA to explore what resilience looks like in each community and identify and discuss community resilience challenges and goals.

Image for Workshop PageSeptember 5, 2014
Measures of Disaster and Community Resilience: From Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied
The ResilientAmerica Roundtable hosted a workshop that focused on the types of indicators that exist for measuring resilience, and which indicators communities might use and why.  The goal was to develop a preliminary framework that could help communities think about and develop measures to enhance resilience.

Power Grid LinesJuly 24-25, 2014
Expert Meeting
Improving Power System Resilience in the 21st Century 
This event was presented in collaboration with the National Academies’ ResilientAmerica Roundtable and the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems in collaboration with EPRI and NARUC

New Orleans - small sliderApril 30, 2014
Counties around the country getting involved
The Resilient America Roundtable hosted a meeting in San Francisco, CA with representatives from the National Association of Counties.  Under the leadership of NACo President (and Resilient America Roundtable member) Linda Langston, NACo is embarking on an initiative in 2013 and 2014 to strengthen the resilience of the nation’s 3,069 counties. Participating counties present for the Roundtable meeting included: Douglas County, Omaha, NE; El Paso County, Colorado Springs, CO; Franklin County, Columbus, OH; Miami-Dade County, FL; Ramsey County, Saint Paul, MN; Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, UT; Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, CA; Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA; and Yolo County, CA

New Orleans - small sliderMarch 28, 2014
Engaging Community Leaders and Humanitarian Organizations for Resilience
The Resilient America Roundtable hosted a meeting in Washington, DC with representatives from community and national humanitarian organizations to discuss ways to better collaborate with each other to build community resilience at the local level around the United States. These organizations’ resilience activities are focusing on a variety of issues including finance and economics, the environment, volunteerism, student activism, human services, business, and emergency management. Organizations that attended this meeting included the American Red Cross; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Earth Day Network; Human Rights Campaign Foundation; International Economic Development Council; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; National Association of Development Organizations; National Urban League; The Nature Conservancy; Operation Hope; Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc.; Peace Corps; Points of Light; Safe America Foundation, Inc.; Student Conservation Association Inc.; Student Conservation Association Inc.; United Way Worldwide; World Wildlife Fund, Inc.