CRP Events

Charter and Bylaws Ratified by Vote

A vote was held from December 18, 2015 to January 18, 2016 for Panel members to ratify the Charter and Bylaws. The Charter and Bylaws were passed with approximately 69% of the Panel members casting an affirmative vote. Approximately 1% voted not to pass the Charter and Bylaws, and 30% did not participate in the vote. To ratify the Charter and Bylaws, a minimum of 67% affirmative votes of the Panel members were required. More details on the vote results and the Charter and Bylaws are available here.

NIST Releases Community Resilience Economic Decision Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the Community Resilience Economic Decision Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems on January 4, 2016. This publication details steps for evaluating the economics of investing in community resilience, including the option of maintaining the status quo.

The economic guide was developed to complement the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems (Guide), found here. The Guide lays out a practical six-step process that communities can follow to develop resilience plans that help them prepare for hazards, adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruptions.

The new economic guide helps communities to identify critical elements for long-term community resilience plans. It helps communities determine the capital investments that are most likely to yield greatest returns, the sum of net cost savings, damage avoided and secondary benefits reaped by the community. It provides the basis for comparing and contrasting alternate investments during development of the resilience plan, the fourth step in the process laid out in the Guide.

For more information on the economic guide, click here to see the press release. To view/download the economic guide, click here.

Webinar Recordings and Slides are Available

Thank you to everyone who participated in the webinars on December 9th and 14th to learn more about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Community Resilience Program, and the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems (Guide).

Links to the recordings of the webinars are available below:

Below are the slides from the webinars:

 

 

 

NIST Announces Four Federal Agencies to Serve as Panel Co-Sponsors

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced at the Panel’s first meeting on November 9, 2015 that four other federal agencies agreed to join NIST in sponsoring the Panel. The four agencies that agreed to become co-sponsors for the Panel are:

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Economic Resilience
  • Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection.

For the full news release, please go to the NIST website.

Slides from November 9th Panel Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the first Community Resilience Panel Meeting on November 9th in person or via webinar.

The slides presented during on the day of the meeting are available at the links below (a recording of the general session webinar is available here):

First Panel Meeting

The first face-to-face meeting of the Panel took place on November 9, 2015, at the National of Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg, MD.

All meetings are open to any organization with an active interest or expertise in community resilience. Membership is not required to attend Panel meetings.