Translation and evaluation of the Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Salmon, Paul and Goode, Natassia and Gallina, John (2014) Translation and evaluation of the Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 10 (Part A). pp. 116-126.


Abstract

There is a pressing need for longitudinal assessments of a community's level of disaster resilience in order to identify appropriate strategies for building and enhancing resilience. Despite significant challenges, there are several assessment tools available that organize and emphasize specific resilience themes in multiple ways, at multiple scales. In this study we adapt the Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRIC) to apply to our case study region and call upon local and district disaster management experts to evaluate the appropriateness of the assessment tool for this case study location. Our findings identify that the absence of an ecological resilience theme has limited the usefulness of the BRIC for the case study region, as has the inability of the BRIC to transition between local to regional scale indicators of resilience.


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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 03:35
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment community resilience; Community resilience; Disaster resilience; Emergency management
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
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16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441002 Environmental sociology
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410199 Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
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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
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19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1999 Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards > 199999 Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards not elsewhere classified
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Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2014.07.004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46816

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