Oct. 29, 2013

Resources on Disaster Resilience

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern United States, local, state, and federal leaders as well as community groups and businesses are working to strengthen the nation's resilience to future disasters. Learn more about the reports and activities from the National Academies that can help advance the conversation.

Disaster Resilience in America: Launching a National Discussion
The 2012 report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative was released just months before Sandy hit and launched a series of discussions around the country about community resilience. The yearlong activities were bookended by workshops at the National Academy of Sciences. Full webcasts and video interviews with the participants are available online.

The Resilience of the Electric Power Delivery System in Response to Terrorism and Natural Disasters
Following the 2012 Research Council report Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System, this workshop summary expands the discussion of vulnerabilities to the electric grid to include natural disasters.

The National Research Council's Disaster Roundtable facilitates the exchange of ideas on a variety of topics related to disasters and resilience.

Koshland Science Museum will host an event on Nov. 16 for families to participate in hands-on activities, meet disaster experts and emergency responders, and learn how to build a more resilient community.

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