Resilience and Sustainability

  • Resilience - (noun) the ability to recover from or adjust easily to change

  • Sustainability - (noun) a management technique which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs

RASCL Vision

Vibrant and prepared communities that thrive in the face of changing environmental conditions.

RASCL Mission

To accelerate the capacity of all communities in the State of Delaware to undertake the necessary steps to become sustainable and resilient.


  • The capacity of Delaware's communities to be sustainable and resilient accelerates over time.

  • RASCL serves as a forum for collaboration, information sharing, best practices, and partnering.

  • Delaware's communities have a representative sitting on RASCL.

  • Delaware communities consider sustainability and resiliency goals when making decisions about land use planning and development, emergency plans, energy an environmental conservation, and allocation of resources. 

Delaware RASCL

Resilient, sustainable communities are the back bone of a thriving state. The member organizations of  RASCL are committed to working together to provide technical expertise and support to Delaware communities in order to increase their capacity to adapt, mitigate, and respond to environmental changes, including climate change.

Funding to support this website and administration of RASCL is provided by Federal funds under award NA18NOS4190144 from the Delaware Coastal Programs and the Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OCM NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce

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