Pre-publication Copies of Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

Pre-publication copies of a forthcoming report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative are available on the National Academies Press website. A summary version of the book is also available. Pre-orders for […]

Pre-publication copies of a forthcoming report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative are available on the National Academies Press website. A summary version of the book is also available. Pre-orders for the final report can be placed and qualify for a 10 percent discount on the $51.00 list price.

A press release announcing the report identifies the following recommendation:

To help communities assess resilience and track improvements, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with other federal agencies, state and local partners, and professional groups, should develop a national resilience scorecard, the report says. The scorecard should be adaptable to focus specifically on the hazards that threaten each community and should measure the ability of critical infrastructures to withstand and recover from impacts of earthquakes, floods, severe storms, or other disasters, as well as rate social factors such as language and special needs related to minority status, mobility, or health that enhance or limit a community’s recovery.