Resilience Matrix Exercise
Welcome to the COCA Project Resilience Exercise; this exercise is designed to bring together expert judgment on constituents most critical to maintaining public health during extreme weather events that impact water and waste water infrastructure(s).
The exercise has been adopted from the Army Corps of Engineers' Coastal Community Resilience Assessment. The matrix framework describes the four main stages of disaster management (Prepare, Absorb, Recover, Adapt) referenced against the four management domains of a "complex" system (physical, information, cognitive, social).
The purpose of this exercise is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of sectors that have a stake in resilient water & public health infrastructures. For this project, those sectors will be the hospital sector, the water utility network, the municipal emergency response team, and the general public as a whole.
The exercise will begin by having groups of stakeholders rate (Charleston / Morehead City)'s four sectors by filling out the resilience matrix using a 1 - 5 scale. The intersection of each management domain represents a potential rating.
EXAMPLE: In the video above, each box in the table will be given a 1 - 5 value, based on the sector's (hospital, water utility, etc...) corresponding capacity. Your group may decide that the Hospital System has a level of physical preparedness that warrants a "3", while the water utility network may score a "4"
After all groups have completed their assessment of the four sectors, a dialogue will be opened, where stakeholders can then contribute metrics, variables, and other factors they believe may have resulted in the score being what it is.
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