Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities(FRMC)

Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC)

The Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) was created by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance in 2013 and is an innovation in community flood resilience theory and practice. It allows users to generate evidence about the ways in which a given area or community is already resilient to floods, as well as providing a guide to further develop this resilience.

On this page you will find the FRMC web-based tool and mobile app, guidance on applying the framework, information about methodology and supporting research, and testimonials from practitioners using it with communities. 

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Climate Resilience Measurement for Communities (CRMC)

Since 2013, the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has successfully been developing and implementing the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) process, now in over 400 communities globally.

The Climate Resilience Measurement for Communities (CRMC) is the next evolution of the FRMC, meeting the increasing demand to measure resilience to multiple hazards (such as heatwaves and wildfires) in order to accelerate climate change adaptation. It is being piloted in several communities through the Z Zurich Foundation’s Adapting to Climate Change Program, with more to be added soon.

To learn more about the CRMC and find out how it can add value to your programs, please fill in the interest form, get in touch here or contact the Z Zurich Foundation. 

 FRMC Testimonials 

We spoke to FRMC Practitioners across the globe to find out what they think about the FRMC tool.

Jimena Cuevas
Mexican Red Cross
Knowledge Manager
Zakia Naznin
Concern Worldwide
Program Manager
Miluska Ordonez
Walter Mendoza
Plan International Nicaragua
Heysel Espino
Plan International
Brenda Ávila
Mexican Red Cross
Community Resilience Program Coordinator
Cinthia Almeida
Forestal Engineer
Gabriel Reyes
Mexican Red Cross
Field Coordinator
Paulo Cerino
Mexican Red Cross
Operational Manager
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    We have e-learning courses and demos to help you unlock the potential of the FRMC tool. Request a Demo

    Our methodology is evidence-based and research driven. View supporting reports, briefs and data here. Read more

    Access the tool

    The app and supporting website for the FRMC is private and closed, not for public use. It is password protected and only accessible for trained users from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance. For more information please email Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance at: info@floodresilience.net.

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