: A collection of tools, case studies, and technical reports aimed at helping communities recover from disaster events. This toolkit focuses heavily on post-disaster management, and includes a great wealth of information on grants, building standards, and project evaluation.
A six step planning guide that assist communities in preventing and recovering from natural and manmade disasters. The framework emphasizes integration with currently existing community plans; it also includes a detailed “performance goals” table that communities can use to assess their resilience against a number of disaster situations.
The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) functions by using tract level US census information to identify communities that may need support in preparing for hazards or recovering from disaster. The index is ranked by 14 social factors which are then further grouped into 4 spheres of vulnerability: socioeconomic status, household composition, ethnicity, and housing/transportation.
FEMA’s community level mitigation program that helps municipalities protect their citizens from flood damage by following a 3 part program involving Mapping, Assessing, and Planning. The program / assessment framework is highly concerned with utilizing localized products, tools, and services to enable communities to effectively communicate risk at a level FIRMs may not be able to address.
A city level resilience framework that focuses on improving capacity in numerous individual systems (transportation, infrastructure, public service, etc) to increase recovery potential overall. The framework contains 4 dimensions, each with 3 “drivers” that explain municipal mechanisms for improving the stability of a community’s health, leadership, economy, and environment.
This is a collection of academic reports which thoroughly detail a number of methodologies aimed at objectively determining relative risks from impending sea-level rise in the US. This resource also contains information pertaining to the USGS’s Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) which has already been implemented into the management plans for a number of National Parks.
A guide aimed at assessing the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure to climate change and extreme weather events. This work provides a thorough walkthrough for conducting vulnerability assessments as well as a number of resources for locating data pertaining to current state of localized climate, infrastructure, and demographics.
An assessment frame work that helps health departments understand the potential for climate change to effect human health. The framework focuses heavily on identifying vulnerable populations/geographies, as well as the adaptive capacity of health departments to reduce exposure and cope with potentially large outbreaks