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Framing the Challenge of Urban Flooding in the United States, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, states that urban flooding is a complex and distinct kind of flooding, compounded by land use and high population density, and it requires a different approach to assess and manage. The report calls for multi-agency and cross-jurisdictional efforts to assess urban flood hazards, advance understanding of social impacts, and effectively communicate urban flood risk. Read the press release!
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Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community and incentivizing the measurement of resilience. The report also recommends that the National Academies’ Gulf Research Program develop a major, coordinated initiative around building or enhancing community resilience across the Gulf of Mexico region. Read the press release!
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The Resilient America Roundtable is hosting an event in our Cedar Rapids pilot community, "Moving Forward: Pathways to Building Community Resilience," on June 19, 2018 as part of the events taking place throughout the city to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of their devastating 2008 flood. This event will explore new approaches to building community resilience and will highlight panel sessions with interactive discussions focused on three topic areas: at-risk populations, watershed management, and flood mapping/risk/insurance.  Register to attend!
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The Puget Sound Knowledge Exchange: Resources for Building Resilience was a huge success! The 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. Check out the summary of the event!
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Framing the Challenge of Urban Flooding in the United States
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Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program
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Cedar Rapids Resilience Symposium
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Knowledge Exchange
Puget Sound Knowledge Exchange: Resources for Building Resilience
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Pilot Communities
Cedar Rapids, IACharleston, SCSeattle, WATulsa, OK
Following catastrophic floods in 2008, Cedar Rapids/Linn County has come back stronger and is continuing its efforts to become more prepared and build resilience to future flood events and other hazards. Charleston, a vibrant, historic city, is addressing persistent flooding events, storm surge, and hurricanes and their impacts on critical infrastructure and infrastructure systems. Some of the issues Seattle is focusing on include climate adaptation, equity, and rapid economic growth.  Among the natural hazards it faces are earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides.Tulsa, OK  is our newest pilot community! Two key areas we will focus on are economic supply chains and building capacity in disaster preparedness in diverse community organizations.

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Message from the Co-Chairs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed the Resilient America Roundtable to help build resilience to extreme events in communities across the nation. Read more...

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Former co-chairs (M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Eduardo Martinez, UPS Foundation) talk about Resilient America


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