Active participation in the Community Resilience Panel offers a unique opportunity to strengthen the resilience of buildings and infrastructure systems by interacting with experts from social, economic, and infrastructure disciplines and recommending improvements to standards, guidelines, best practices and other tools.
The Panel, through its standing committees, develops products to be stored and distributed to the public through the Resilience Knowledge Base (RKB). Information in the RKB also includes existing best practices, case studies, guidance documents, tools, potential solutions, and other informative reference materials that help communities develop and implement their resilience plans.
For additional information on how to join go to:https://crpanel.nist.gov
The mission of the Panel is to reduce barriers to achieving community resilience by promoting collaboration among stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of buildings, infrastructure, and social systems upon which communities rely. The Panel will consider the adequacy of standards, guidelines, best practices and other tools and recommend, develop, and work with others to make improvements in community resilience.
How the Panel Works
Panel members participate in an open, transparent process. All meetings are open to anyone, and all progress will be reported online. More than 350 members have joined already.
Standing committees are responsible for the development of their own project plans. The standing committees inform the development of important reference materials necessary to implement community resilience plans. The Panel may form additional standing committees and ad-hoc working groups as deemed appropriate.
The Community Resilience Panel Coordinating Committee (CRPCC) manages and guides the standing committees, and acts as a gatekeeper between the standing committees and the panel at large. The CRPCC approves documents proposed by the standing committees, before going to a vote for approval by the Panel at large.
NIST and federal departments and agencies cosponsor the Panel: the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Economic Resilience, the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and two organizations in the Department of Homeland Security: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Infrastructure Protection. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is a non-federal cosponsor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a liaison on behalf of the Department of Defense.
Previous Panel Meetings
For access to webcasts and agendas from previous Panel meetings please click here.