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NIST’s Community Resilience

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NIST's Community ResilienceNIST has design methods for resilient community systems, cost-effective resource allocation strategies to enhance community resilience, and other projects and programs for communities that need to adapt.

NIST’s Community Resilience page directs browsers to virtual workshops that focus on planning topics such as infrastructure investment and compounding and cascading extreme events for identifying additional research needed in the field of resilience.

The Community Resilience page also directs readers to blogs that are pertinent to climate change and resilience research. The site currently includes a discussion between a NIST Economist and a U.S. delegate to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

One way NIST supports small communities is by funding disaster resilience research and providing tools for communities to conduct analyses of their environmental, social, and economic conditions.

NIST offers an economic analysis tool and proves its reliability with reports on successful use of the EDGe$ community resilience benefit-cost analysis tool in the Jackson County Utility Authority (JCUA) in Mississippi and Biloxi Bay, Mississippi. The tool helped JCUA understand the benefits of building a berm to protect a new water reclamation facility and Biloxi Bay conducted a comparative economic analysis that evaluated the costs and benefits of living shoreline relative to bulkheads for small-scale projects.

This website also includes stories about businesses run by minorities, women, and veterans disproportionately affected by the pandemic. NIST conducts studies to understand how community residents can be equalized and better educated, recognizing that Urbanization is linked to poor ecological knowledge and less environmental action.

NIST has expansive news about communities adapting to changing environmental, social, and economic conditions.

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The Resilience Calendar

  • Electrification of Ports Listening Session
    Date: June 1, 2023

    Join the leaders of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, Virginia Clean Cities, Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership & Argonne National Laboratory to learn about electrification of ports, recreational and commercial boats. The goal of…

  • Incorporating Indigenous Knowledges into Federal Research and Management - Session 3
    Date: June 1, 2023

    Session 5: Best practices for engaging with Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples surrounding ITEK

    In this webinar series, speakers will explore what it means to ethically engage with Indigenous Knowledges in resource management…

  • Electric School Buses: Maximize Savings with EPA Funding and Charge Management
    Date: June 5, 2023

    A discussion on electric school bus funding and charging management. Learn how your school can benefit from electric school buses!

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  • National Resilience Listening Session
    Date: June 6, 2023

    Join FEMA for one of Their resilience listening sessions and contribute to the development of national resilience guidance.

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Economic Opportunities for Community Resilience

There is no question that our communities are experiencing the impacts of change – change in climate; population shifts; technological advancements; displaced economies; to name a few. This coupled with aging infrastructure, lack of capacity to address these new challenges, and long-established inequities combine to reduce a community’s livelihood.

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