Measuring and Building Community Disaster Resilience: Essential for Achieving Sendai

  • Adriana KeatingEmail author
Part of the Disaster and Risk Research: GADRI Book Series book series (DRRGBS)


Disaster risk and resulting impacts are on the rise, threatening development gains. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction seeks to tackle the underlying drivers of risk, namely increasing exposure, and promote well-being. Achieving the goals of Sendai requires a shift in practice, away from the status quo in DRM and toward a holistic and system-thinking approach to disaster resilience that is centered on development. This chapter outlines one such approach, that of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, to measure and build community flood resilience in 118 communities across nine countries. The links between the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) measurement tool and linked resilience-building interventions and the goals of the Sendai Framework are outlined to demonstrate the potential of resilience for tackling the underlying drivers of increasing disaster risk.


Resilience Measurement Systems analysis Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisViennaAustria

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