Resilience and Sustainability

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

  • Sustainability - (noun) the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs

RASCL Mission

To support all Delaware communities in taking the necessary actions to thrive in the face of changing environmental conditions through collaboration, information sharing, and technical assistance.

RASCL Core Issues

  • Coastal/Inland Flooding & Sea Level Rise

  • Sustainable Land Use Planning & Resilient Infrastructure

  • Hazard Mitigation & Emergency Preparedness


  • Foster collaboration, networking and inclusive partnerships between resilience practitioners, community members, and decision makers

  • Develop and promote tools, best practices, and trainings to support equitable adaptation, community resilience, and sustainability

  • Conduct and support research/analysis to help inform planning and policy decisions

  • Provide expertise, planning and other forms of technical assistance to communities

  • Identify and promote funding resources to support community projects in Delaware related to RASCL’s core issues

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

© 2021 by the Resilient And Sustainable Communities League

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