Resilience can be defined as the ability of a system, community or society exposed to natural or man-made hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions.
A human community can be projected into a number of dimensions and system functionalities, as suggested in the PEOPLES framework (peoplesresilience.org); namely:
A structured resilience analysis focuses separately on the individual dimensions as appropriate, subsequently unifying the dimension-specific outputs into a community-level assessment of current and projected resilience, with reference to the natural evolution of a community and/or to specific natural or man-made threats.
Georisk Engineering S.r.l. provides consultancy services for the qualitative and/or quantitative analysis of resilience within the general conceptual approach of the PEOPLES framework. Resilience engineering services include:
Resilience-based analysis and design provide important decision-making support tools for Administrators and stakeholders in planning for continued functionality and adaptation to relevant threats, through the availability of comprehensive time-dependent scenarios of a community in its key projections.