Dialogue on National Resilience held at the National Institute of Building Sciences
Resiliency has become a growing concern in the national psyche. President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force’s Rebuilding Strategy and other high-profile documents call for the implementation of measures to improve resiliency. However, assigning who is responsible for implementing such resilience strategies is not clear-cut. Multiple agencies at multiple levels of government, along with the private sector and individual citizens, bear responsibility. Recognizing and aligning the diverse parties involved is a necessary step to achieving resilience. Therefore, the National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) brought together federal agency representatives, state and local government groups, professional organizations, lifeline providers, insurers, codes and standards developers, and resilience experts to identify current challenges and opportunities to realizing national resilience goals.
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