NIST 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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