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Volume 17, issue 1 | Copyright

Special issue: Resilience and v​ulnerability assessm​ents in natural...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 77-101, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-77-2017
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Research article 26 Jan 2017

Research article | 26 Jan 2017

Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool

Adriana Keating et al.
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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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