David Shelley, Park Ranger at Congaree National Park, performs his original Flood Factors song on the dulcimer. The song is sung to the tune of “Funga Alafia,” a popular West African Drumming Song that is also adapted as “Little Liza Jane” in traditional American music.
A generalized overview of the resilience building process. This guide breaks resilience capacity into 7 steps and then goes on to explain the details and steps involved with each of those processes. The document also includes a risk matrix which can be used to identify and respond a variety of hazards.
A compilation of case studies, policy recommendations, and government initiatives all aimed at increasing community level resilience. Resource also contains a number of resilience indicators, infrastructure retrofitting techniques, and GIS mapping techniques for identifying at risk populations.
An explanation and exploration of the CDC’s B.R.A.C.E (building resilience against climate change effects) framework. This document breaks the BRACE framework into 5 iterative steps, and offers a categorization of tasks, data, and policies that supplement the implementation of the BRACE framework.
A hybrid framework that mixes health assessments with components from environmental impact assessments (EIAs). The guide utilizes a robust multidisciplinary assessment which weights the quality of scientific evidence, consults with stakeholders/affected populations, and makes policy recommendations aimed at facilitating rapid response to potential health threats (includes examples of health impact assessments).
A very thorough document intended to inform and guide communities/organizations through the public health assessment process. This guidance manual has a particular focus on community engagement, exposure pathway analysis, and geographic categorization of specific demographics.
: A framework based around the idea of an entire community contributing towards resilience. This work outlines basic principles for disaster recovery, and carefully outlines roles and responsibilities for stakeholders at the federal, state, and local level. It also includes an operational guide aimed at making recovery action plans scalable.
A resilience framework based national and community level indicators. These indicators were chosen based on their relevance to federal recovery mission statements, and are typically quantified through grounded scientific literature. The framework also includes a list of federal data sources frequently used to derive data for indicator analysis.
An elaborate resilience framework that functions through a layered multi-criteria assessment methodology. The framework works by asking a series of rank based questions pertaining to decision-support systems currently operating within a city. Those decision-support systems then compared to other systems from case studies and published research, culminating in a number of economic, environmental, and infrastructure thresholds & resilience scores.
This workbook details a number of methodologies and frameworks communities can employ to prepare for climate change. It guides communities through the vulnerability assessment process, and then establishes context for properly creating and adopting action plans.