Resilience

NGA defines resilience as the ability to withstand disasters better, respond and recover more quickly, and excel under new conditions.

Governors increasingly face a host of human and natural disasters that threaten the viability of energy, water, transportation and other infrastructure assets that are critical to our way of life. Those disasters include severe storms, wildfires, droughts, inland flooding as well as diverse terrorism and cyber threats and chronic stressors such as poverty, disease, hunger, and violence. The impacts of these threats can be measured economically.

Incorporating resilience into emergency planning, infrastructure systems, and the built environment presents the opportunity to reduce vulnerabilities to future threats, mitigate the impacts of disasters, and lower the cost and effort needed to respond to and recover from disasters.


Resources

State Learning Lab on Energy and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

State Learning Lab on Energy and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Governors' staff and state leaders across the country collaborate and recognize the importance of resilient energy and critical infrastructure, while discussing how to best bolster state energy plans with new ...
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Input on the 2022 Water Resources Development Act

Input on the 2022 Water Resources Development Act

Our members recognize the substantial benefits provided to the nation by our water resources and hope to work together to ensure passage of a new bipartisan WRDA bill in 2022 ...
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White House Infrastructure Webinars

White House Infrastructure Webinars

The White House is hosting a series of webinars for implementation stakeholders to provide an in-depth look into the programs contained within the chapters of "A Guidebook to the Bipartisan ...
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Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

The road map is a tool to help Governors prepare in advance of an energy emergency and inform their decision making in the event of an energy emergency. (Download) Executive ...
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State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

This guide provides examples of state-wide resilience considerations, important actions for states to enhance energy resilience planning, and potential funding and financing options to consider for energy resilience projects. (Download) ...
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NGA Infrastructure Summit

NGA Infrastructure Summit

Governors are providing the bipartisan leadership needed to update and upgrade America's infrastructure. On November 30th thru December 2nd 2021, Governors and staff will join with federal agencies and private ...
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State and Local Government Groups Call on Congress to Provide Greater Flexibility with Relief Aid

State and Local Government Groups Call on Congress to Provide Greater Flexibility with Relief Aid

Big Seven State and Local Organizations Urge House to Pass Senate Bill Today the leading organizations that represent state and local governments — The United States Conference of Mayors, National ...
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State Summit on Energy Resilience Planning and Funding

State Summit on Energy Resilience Planning and Funding

State participants from Governors' offices and state energy offices convened to discuss energy resilience best practices related to planning and governance, cross-sector interdependencies, making energy systems resilient to severe hazards, ...
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NGA-NARUC GridEx VI Webinar

NGA-NARUC GridEx VI Webinar

On this webinar, participants learned about GridEx VI - the biennial energy security exercise hosted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Panelists discussed the focus of the exercise ...
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State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

The SRAP tool is meant to help Governors and their staff assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for disasters. Nov 16, 2020 NGA hosted a webinar to provide an ...
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