Resilience for Compounding and Cascading Events
Steve Moddemeyer, Negin Sobhani, and Berna Oztekin-Gunaydin, Editors
Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics
Policy and Global Affairs
Consensus Study Report
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This activity was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Contract No. 10005604). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
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COMMITTEE ON HAZARD MITIGATION AND RESILIENCE APPLIED RESEARCH TOPICS
STEVE MODDEMEYER (Chair), Principal for Planning, Sustainability, and Resilience, CollinsWoerman Architects
CHRISTOPHER EMRICH, Boardman Endowed Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Public Administration, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida
ERICK C. JONES SR., Dean, College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno; and Jefferson Science Fellow, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of State
ELENA KRIEGER, Director of Research, Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy
THERESE MCALLISTER, Community Resilience Group Leader and Program Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology
ADAM Z. ROSE, Research Professor, Department of Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Threats and Emergencies, University of Southern California
STACY SWANN, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Finance Advisors, BLLC
NEGIN SOBHANI, Study Director
BERNA OZTEKIN-GUNAYDIN, Program Officer (from April 2022)
DANIELLE GOLDSMITH, Senior Program Assistant
OLIVIA TORBERT, Senior Program Assistant (until March 2022)
HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant (until March 2022)
JOE ALPER, Consulting Writer
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The committee would like to acknowledge the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their generous support of this study. The committee also acknowledges the input it received from the Resilient America Roundtable and from those individuals who attended the April 11, 2022 planning meeting for the workshop that informed the committee’s work. In addition, the committee acknowledges the valuable contributions made by the speakers at the May 31, 2022 workshop.
Acknowledgements of Reviewers
This Consensus Study Report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making its published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.
We thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Anita Chandra, RAND Corporation; Lisa Churchill, Climate Advisory, LLC; Felicia Jefferson, Fort Valley State University; Alessandra Jerolleman, Jacksonville State University; Steward Pickett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Gerald Galloway, University of Maryland. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was conducted in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.
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1 Resilience for Compounding and Cascading Events
2 Approaches to Applied Research Priorities
Defining the Problem: Diagnosing Drivers, Systems, and Relationships that Impact Understanding
Mitigating Impacts: Developing Solutions and Avoiding Unintended Consequences
Effectively Implementing Solutions and Strategies, and Governance for Those Solutions and Strategies
Appendix A: Committee Member Biographical Sketches
Appendix C: Panelist Biographical Sketches