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360° Resilience : A Guide to Prepare the Caribbean for a New Generation of Shocks – Revisiting Resilience in the Caribbean : Water Supply and Sanitation (English)

This report provides guidance to policy and decision makers on holistic approaches to resilient services for water supply and sanitation (WSS) in the Caribbean, a high-risk region that struggles to manage natural disasters and other periodic shocks. The World Bank’s Water Global Practice defines resilience as the ability of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems to survive, adapt, and thrive in the face of stress and shocks, and even to transform when conditions require it. Adaptability and robustness are two components of resilience. Adaptability is the capacity of a system to adjust in response to shocks and stress. Robustness is the capacity to withstand and recover without significant negative consequences. Seventeen island countries and territories fall under the scope of this report. This report builds on knowledge and resilience frameworks developed by the World Bank and other organizations so WSS services can be accessed in low- and medium-income countries. Developing a system-level resilience plan is to be differentiated from resilient design for an infrastructure component. This report draws on deep knowledge of these frameworks, highlighting those factors affecting the Caribbean region and how they can be addressed through resilient design.

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Medina,Daniel Ernesto Kullmann,Craig Phillip Felter,Gregory Calner

360° Resilience : A Guide to Prepare the Caribbean for a New Generation of Shocks – Revisiting Resilience in the Caribbean : Water Supply and Sanitation (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/873941635345060357/360-Resilience-A-Guide-to-Prepare-the-Caribbean-for-a-New-Generation-of-Shocks-Revisiting-Resilience-in-the-Caribbean-Water-Supply-and-Sanitation