Measuring flood resilience: Results from across the globe
Poster on the Community Flood Resilience Measurement Framework. This has been developed by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance and is designed around the 5 capitals of the Sustainable Livelihoods framework (human, social, physical, natural and financial). It is an indicator-based approach consisting of 88 measures of ‘sources of resilience’(variables). Over the past 2 years five NGOs collected baseline, endline, and outcome measures (if a flood occurred) in 118 communities in 9 countries (Keating et al. 2017 a).
This is the first consistent global analysis of the baseline data conducted through this approach. Measuring flood resilience is inherently complicated for two key reasons: (1) it is a latent construct that is not tested until a flood occurs, and (2) the pre-event characteristics (sources of resilience) that influence this latent construct are determined by a complex set of holistic, interdependent, and difficult to quantify variables.
The main objectives of the work are to enhance practitioners’ ability to benchmark and measure flood resilience over time, compare how flood resilience changes as a result of different capacities and interventions, and empirically explore a rich dataset originating from a standardized measurement.