NAS Resilient America Roundtable

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Resilient America Roundtable

Charleston, SC, is a pilot community in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NAS) Resilient America Roundtable (RAR). The RAR aims to help communities and the nation build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters.

The CRN has been working with the RAR to engage a range of community stakeholders across Charleston to join the discussion on how to build a more resilient region. Specific activities with the RAR have included:

  • Exploring Community Resilience Workshop: RAR and CRN members met with community stakeholders to explore what community resilience looks like in the Charleston region and discuss resilience challenges and goals
  • Understanding the 2015 Charleston Floods: In October 2015, Charleston and the surrounding region experienced significant flooding. The CRN and RAR hosted a symposium that brought together diverse stakeholders from across Charleston and the region to assess the region’s resilience through the lens of the October 2015 floods.