Community Resilience : Workshop Reports/Summaries

The Division hosts many workshops, symposia, and other meetings that provide information or bring together policy-makers, members of industry, scientists, and the general public to discuss timely issues. Discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events (2014)

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) events have the potential to destabilize governments and create conditions that exacerbate violence or promote terrorism. Their occurrence and effects can trigger global repercussions, and they can quickly overwhelm the infrastructure and capability of the responders, especially in countries that do not have specialized resources for response. Effective response t... More >>

Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research: A Community Workshop Report (2011)

In recent years, significant advances have been made in the science and technology of earthquake engineering, but problems, barriers, and bottlenecks still stand in the way of making the nation earthquake resilient. To help plan future research investments in the field, the NRC hosted a workshop to discuss next-generation U.S. needs for basic earthquake engineering research. Workshop participants from a variety of disciplines assembled t... More >>

Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience: A Workshop Report (2010)

Federal policy documents written since 9/11 have stressed that the private and public sectors share equal responsibility for the security of the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets, yet coordinated disaster preparedness and response continues to be hampered by a lack of collaborative engagement between these sectors. Local governments need to collaborate with all elements of the community -- the private sector, nongovernment, an... More >>

Applications of Social Network Analysis for Building Community Disaster Resilience: Workshop Summary (2009)

Social network analysis identifies the relationships and attributes of members, key actors, and groups that make up social networks. This document sums up discussions at a workshop held February 11-12, 2009, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, to provide guidance on a potential research agenda to increase the effectiveness of social network analysis for improving community disaster resilience. <p> Researchers gathere... More >>

Community Disaster Resilience: A Summary of the March 20, 2006 Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable (2006)

Mitigation and preparedness efforts, when they are informed by science, are crucial in promoting community disaster resilience. Science-based mitigation actions can reduce the impacts of disaster agents on communities. However, since various types of disasters can still occur despite such actions, especially in communities facing multiple hazards, pre-disaster preparedness planning efforts involving all relevant stakeholders are also needed t... More >>