To thrive and grow, individuals, organizations, communities, and regions need to be resilient—to have the capacity to limit impacts, adapt, and rapidly bounce back to normal or, if necessary, a “new normal” during times of extreme adversity.
Dependencies and interdependencies among infrastructures and other essential service providers that are little understood can incapacitate a region in a significant event.
Because of our increasingly interconnected infrastructures and communities, resilience requires an unprecedented level of collaboration, cooperation, information sharing, and trust among public, private sector, and non-profit organizations.
A cost-effective, systematic, comprehensive “whole community” planning and implementation process is necessary to improve resilience covering prevention and protection, and all phases of the disaster life cycle—preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
Sustaining and enhancing community and regional resilience requires dedicated volunteer support from enlightened stakeholder organizations and individuals, government and private sector resources, and an impartial facilitating mechanism to support collaborative resilience improvement activities. BACRDR provides this mechanism.