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America conducts consensus studies that dig into key issues that impact community resilience.


 RAR Consensus study webpage-supply chain thumb imageBuilding 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 consensus study thumb for webpageUrban 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 REPORTFraming the Challenge of Urban Flooding in the United States (March 2019)

Measures consensus study thumb for webpageMeasuring 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 REPORTBuilding and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program (March 2019)


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