Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Research article
26 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2017

Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool

Adriana Keating, Karen Campbell, Michael Szoenyi, Colin McQuistan, David Nash, and Meinrad Burer

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Despite a proliferation of resilience measurement frameworks, empirical evidence for them is scant. This article presents a framework and tool for measuring community flood resilience, being tested in 75 communities in 8 countries. Eighty-eight indicators or sources of resilience are collected. If a flood occurs, outcome measures are recorded. By comparing pre-flood characteristics to post-flood outcomes, we aim to empirically verify sources of resilience, something which has never been done.
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