RESILIENCE ASSESSMENT

PUTTING ON A RESILIENCE LENS: BOCO STRONG'S RESILIENCE ASSESSMENT

Understanding and prioritizing interventions to build resilience requires us to identify where our communities are most vulnerable to abrupt change (shocks) and gradual degenerative change (stresses), and to understand the assets and capabilities that exist to respond to these changes (capacity).

To do this, we need a shared approach and methodology for assessing our resilience. Having a clear resilience methodology and applying it county-wide will accelerate learning and best practices development.

Now that the assessment has been published, we’d love to hear how you think you can apply it in your own work! Share your feedback, thoughts, and strategies. We have a separate page with all the recommendations from the report. Read through them to see how they compare with your own ideas.

Goals of the Assessment

RESEARCH

Review existing resilience assessment methodologies in use within both the county, nationally and internationally and develop a “best of breed” assessment for Boulder County.

IMPLEMENT

Use this methodology to conduct a county-wide assessment to identify existing local capacities for managing and adapting to change (both abrupt and gradual) in social, economic, physical, and natural systems.

METRICS

Develop metrics for measuring change in resilience over time throughout the county. Meet with local jurisdictions and organizations to share results and best practices.

DR. KAREN MACCLUNE

Dr. Karen MacClune brings a wealth of experience to her work with BoCo Strong. She received her PhD in Geophysics from the University of Colorado. With ISET-International, Karen has extended her stakeholder outreach, leading ISET-International’s climate change resilience training materials development team, informed by her active engagement as a member of ISET-International’s ACCCRN team. Karen’s primary role, as Resilience Assessment Coordinator, is to develop and apply a common resilience assessment approach for the county.