Workshop Report/Summary

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 to guide emergency responses and to meet the challenges that mitigation efforts cannot anticipate or overcome.