An evaluation of the Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard Toolkit by small, high-risk communities on the Sunshine Coast

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Salmon, Paul and Goode, Natassia and Gallina, John (2016) An evaluation of the Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard Toolkit by small, high-risk communities on the Sunshine Coast. Natural Hazards, 84 (1). pp. 489-505. ISSN 0921-030X


Abstract

There is demand for an assessment tool that can assist a community to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters. A participatory approach, in which communities undertake their own assessment, has been promoted as an ideal method of identifying strengths and vulnerabilities within the local community and has been associated with substantial co-benefits that directly enhance resilience. In this study, five small rural communities exposed to frequent flooding events evaluate the usefulness and efficacy of the Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard Toolkit Scorecard. Our participants reveal that the Scorecard covers relevant topics and has directly supported disaster resilience planning. Despite significant difficulties in attracting people to participate in the assessment, all of the participants considered that the process of assessment was immensely valuable. Overall the communities identified that the Scorecard does require adaption to provide a more accurate depiction of their community’s resilience and have suggested ways to achieve this. However underpinning the assessment and the evaluation tasks were deep concerns about the ‘shared responsibility’ position of government and the reliance upon fatigued volunteers to provide local knowledge and skills.


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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2022 23:51
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 02:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community resilience; Disaster resilience; Participatory methods; Shared responsibility
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410103 Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440704 Environment policy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190103 Social impacts of climate change and variability
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190299 Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2435-5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46810

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