Environmental Resiliency
Environmental resiliency refers to the magnitude of environmental transformation that can be absorbed by communities using key planning infrastructure and policy prior to critical thresholds being surpassed. Particular focus is on a community’s capacity to persist in event of acute or long-term challenges resulting from environmental change (e.g. a single flood event vs. a greater risk of flooding over a long-term period as a result of climate change). Communities should adopt policies that protect vulnerable ecosystems and services, develop resource conservation strategies, and design dynamic solutions to address future environmental transformation.

Dr. Leith Deacon PhD