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Community Resilience Testbeds

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Disasters, both natural and manmade, and their lingering impacts, continue to be a harsh reality for many in the United States and around the globe. As the prevalence of these disasters and the scope of damages increase, so does the detrimental and lasting impacts to affected communities and individuals. The Department of Homeland Security faces the specific challenge of helping prepare for and mitigate the impact to communities, its infrastructure, and its citizens across the nation. Additionally, the complexity of such disasters and how to effectively respond is ever increasing and requires not only improved, but innovative technologies (e.g., compound flood models).

The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Community Resilience Testbed research and development efforts seek to improve federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal disaster resilience via comparative analysis through test and evaluation of various approaches to community and infrastructure resilience.

The Community Resilience Testbed initiative seeks to conduct test and evaluation efforts with ongoing projects that result in actionable implementation of effective community and infrastructure resilience solutions. Working in close collaboration with community stakeholders, S&T can further refine research and development activities and advance the adoption of derived tools and technologies.



Last Updated: 01/05/2024
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