Resilience Assessment

Resilience assessment integrates a set of key concepts to provide an alternative way of thinking about and practicing natural resource management.

The workbook for practitioners uses strategic questions and activities to assess resilience in social-ecological systems.  The approach involves constructing a conceptual model of a system that includes resources, stakeholders, and institutions, and identifies potential thresholds between alternative systems states in order to provide insight into factors that build or erode a system's resilience.  A resilience assessment can help with developing strategies for coping with uncertainty and change.





To download the workbook see the links at the bottom of this page. To browse through a read-only magazine copy of the Workbook for Practitioner's click here.


New additions to the project database:

Namoi resilience assessment and catchment action plan


Involving community and agency partners in the Gouburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy


Using Participatory Resilience Assessment to Address Local Food Security: The case of Eskilstuna municipality


Examples of
Key Concepts



Resilience Assessment Workbook Downloads

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Assessing resilience in social-ecological systems: Workbook for practitioners (Revised version 2.0)

Assessing resilience in social-ecological systems - A workbook for scientists
Resilience Alliance

Social-ecological Inventory Workbook - Supplement to the workbook for Practitioners

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