A thoughtful analysis worth reading.
Communities Lag in Resiliency Planning, Survey Finds. A survey of city and county administrators found that more than half of communities had not completed or considered a long-term sustainability or resiliency plan. (Report is 7 pp.)
Written testimony by Craig Fugate. See: CREATING A CLIMATE RESILIENT AMERICA: REDUCING RISKS AND COSTS
From Govtech: Pilot Will Look at Cascading Consequences During Disaster. The resiliency plan will focus on how critical infrastructure would continue to function post-disaster, e.g., the study could examine how a wastewater utility would continue operating if it lost its chlorine supplier.
How Communities Can Build Psychological Resilience to Disaster. As climate change makes disasters more severe, researchers say we can prepare by being informed, volunteering, and staying socially connected.
Some positive news for a change in this article from PBS: How cities are rebuilding to be more resilient to natural disasters
Another important new report from the GAO: Disaster Resilience Framework. Principles for Analyzing Federal Efforts to Facilitate and Promote Resilience to Natural Disasters.
Update: Some additional information on the framework from the GAO.
The Diva is interested in hearing from readers knowledgeable about resilience research about how this report meshes, or not, with other efforts, such as the publications of the National Academy of Sciences.
This Region III Resilience Report is the first such report to come to the Diva’s attention. If the other FEMA Regions also provide such reports, the reader would appreciate knowing about them.