Science to Action: Identifying Elements of Success in Resilience Measure Implementation

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Session ID#: 27420

Session Description:
Municipal governments, private sector partners, scientists, and community organizations have made an increased effort to use the best available information to inform communities’ efforts to mitigate hazard risks and develop adaptation strategies. Through examining different case studies, it is possible to begin to describe scalable models of hazard mitigation and adaptation planning delivery. In this session, we hope to explore the factors and conditions that contribute to communities’ successful implementation of resilience and adaptation efforts.

This session aims to explore (1) what pieces of information have been most useful to enhance local-scale resilience and adaptation planning, (2) what additional factors, such as the different capacities of communities,  have contributed to successful implementation, and (3) how the success of these implementation efforts are evaluated. This session encourages joint submissions from scientists, private sector firms, industry associations, community organizations, and government representatives that describe scientifically-informed hazard mitigation and adaptation planning and implementation.

Primary Convener:  Emily Sylak-Glassman, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Christopher Clavin, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States and Rajul Pandya, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4332 Disaster resilience [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4343 Preparedness and planning [NATURAL HAZARDS]
6334 Regional planning [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Simon McDonnell, Pooya Ghorbani, Courtney Wolf and Gina Stovall, New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, New York, NY, United States
Nik Steinberg, Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions, Berkeley, CA, United States
Jui-Sheng Chou and Jia-Huei Wu, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Roger S Pulwarty, NOAA Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, Silver Spring, CO, United States; NOAA Boulder, Physical Sciences Division. Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States
Rebecca French1, Alejandro Cifuentes-Lorenzen2, David Kooris3 and James O'Donnell1, (1)University of Connecticut, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Groton, CT, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (3)State of Connecticut, Department of Housing, Hartford, CT, United States

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