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Webinar Series: Disaster-Resilient Communities

The Disaster-Resilient Communities Issue Area Technical Team will be hosting two webinars in the upcoming weeks. Both webinars are open invitation and should be informative for those interested in community resilience planning.  Please join us!


Introduction to Vulnerability, Consequences, and Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS)

Wednesday, August 20th at 2:00 pm

Vulnerability and Consequences Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS) is a facilitated, scenario-building process that enables users to construct and display causal pathways that link climate stressors, vulnerabilities, and consequences with appropriate local adaptation options. Created by a computer-based diagramming tool, this process helps local officials, staff, planners, and residents clarify their understandings about adaptation challenges their communities will face in the future.

Presentation and Background Materials

Background Info: VCAPS Overview

Presentation: Using the VCAPS Process to Facilitate Community Discussion


Introduction to the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF)

Monday, September 15th at 9:00 am

The National Disaster Recovery Framework is a guide that enables effective recovery support to disaster-impacted States, Tribes, Territorial and local jurisdictions. It provides a flexible structure that enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner. It also focuses on how best to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of the community and build a more resilient Nation.

Presentation and Background Materials

Background Info:

National Disaster Recovery Framework: Aligning with the Whole Community to Ensure Sustainable & Resilient Community Recovery