Oct 23, 2019
Publications from Community Health and Environmental Policy
The author examines disaster risk reduction (DRR) by answering the following questions: Who are the main types of actors involved in DRR in different countries, how do they work together, and how much variation is there between countries?
We demonstrate two methods to combine water hazard data with a derived water vulnerability index to characterize water risk. We then compare the costs of two potential government policies: buyout of the home versus funding for foundation elevation.
Current legislation requires resilience to be considered but does not provide guidance for how to incorporate it into the transportation planning process. In this report, RAND researchers outline an approach to incorporate resilience into an existing transportation vulnerability assessment framework. It is focused on the resilience capacities of absorptive capacity, restorative capacity, equitable access, and adaptive capacity (AREA).
Examining Civic Engagement Links to Health: Findings from the Literature and Implications for a Culture of Health 2019
This report summarizes a structured review to understand what the current scientific literature presents about the empirical relationship between health and civic engagement. It describes whether health is a cause of civic engagement, a consequence of it, or both; what causal mechanisms underlie this link; and where there are gaps in knowledge. Future research should continue to explore the causal mechanisms that support civic engagement.
This web-based tool is part of a quarterly series that draws from a variety of scientific resources to inform Chesapeake Bay Watershed policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders on historical and projected future climate trends. An in-depth analysis of changes in extreme heat events over multiple decades is displayed in an interactive figure.
Reaching Vulnerable Populations in the Disaster-Prone US Gulf Coast: Communicating Across the Crisis Lifecycle 2019
This article discusses results from a 2016 survey of Gulf Coast residents to explore potential vulnerabilities and resilience-building capacities in the region.
Developing a Robust Water Strategy for Monterrey, Mexico: Diversification and Adaptation for Coping with Climate, Economic, and Technological Uncertainties 2019
Mexico's third-largest metropolitan area, Monterrey, faces future water security challenges as the region grows. Tecnológico de Monterrey and RAND Corporation researchers used RAND's Robust Decision Making (RDM) framework to organize an analysis of long-term trends and vulnerabilities in water management in Monterrey and to help design a long-term water strategy.
Developing a Robust Water Strategy for Monterrey, Mexico: Diversification and Adaptation for Coping with Climate, Economic, and Technological Uncertainties — Planning Support Tool 2019
This interactive tool allows users to explore data and analysis developed by the RAND Corporation and Tecnológico de Monterrey in support of Fondo de Agua Metropolitano de Monterrey's Monterrey Water Plan for 2050.