Monday, May 21, 2018

National Drought Mitigation Center

2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute

Public Health and Hazard Resiliency were featured at the 2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute, Nov. 7-9, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).  A session on drought and water management planning was also  featured and presenters from UNL, the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)  showcased research related to recent and extreme droughts in rural and urban areas and how some local hazard plans may or may not include drought. International case studies related to drought and food security was also presented, with Dr. A.J. Jordann present from the University of the Free State, South Africa, discussing the appropriate triggers for their national drought declarations and how investments in political capital are crucial. Other presentations were from Extension specialists and sociologists from land-grant universities such as Kansas State University, Michigan State University, and North Dakota State University. They discussed the applications of the CCF model to community vitality and youth engagement in programs such as 4-H.

The institute was sponsored by the NDMC, The Heartland Center for Leadership Development, South Dakota State University, NIDIS, and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska. The workshop was kicked off with presentations by Cornelia and Jan Flora, originators of the CCF model. They gave insight on how the Community Capitals Framework came together, how it is applied, and how it might be used in the future, including towards global climate change adaptation.

Submitted Abstracts 

Day 1

Introductory Presentations

Introductory Talk

The Role of Drought in Community Planning - Dr. Deborah Bathke (University of Nebraska Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center)

History and Future of the Community Capitals Framework - Dr. Cornelia Butler Flora & Dr Jan Flora (Kansas State University)

International Presentations

Sharing an International Experience in Understanding the Role and Influence of Users and Stakeholders in Establishing Local Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Systems - Dr. Tsegaye Tadesse (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center)

Food Insecurity in Karamoja, Uganda: Is Drought to Blame? - A.J. Jordann (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Drought Disaster Declaration in South Aftrica: Different Thresholds for Different Systems? - A.J. Jordann (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Assessing Climate Change Impacts in the Greater Horn of Africa Using the Community Capitals Framework - Jake Petr (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UCARE Student)

Day 2

Drought and Natural Resources Breakout Presentations

The Venn (and Zen?) of Sustainable Communities: A Capitals Approach - Jerry Hembd (University of Wisconsin-Superior

Changing Contexts, Adapting Networks, and Adapting Practice: CCF and Drought Resilience in the High Plains of Nebraska and Kansas - Dr. Stephen Gasteyer (Michigan State University)

Community Vitality and Youth Engagement Breakout Presentations

Impact of Small Town Community Youth and Adult Partnerships on Youth's Perception Engagement and Social Capital- Elaine Johannes and Bryant Miller (Kansas State University) em>

A Tale of Two Rural Cities: Spiraling Up During a North Dakota Oil Boom - Felix Fernando and Gary Goreham (North Dakota State University)

Measuring the Impact of 4-H Youth Engagement on Rural Food - Steve Henness (University of Missouri-Extension)

The Role of Education in Rural Communities - Miriam Tyson (Iowa State University)

Evaluation and Metrics Breakout Presentations

Using Ripple Effects Mapping to Determine Community Capitals Outcomes - Debra Hansen (Washington State University), Lori Higgins (University on Idaho Extension), Mary Emery (South Dakota State University), and Scott Chazdron (University of Minnesota-Extension)

A Comprehensive Approach to Community Planning and Evaluation Using the Seven Community Capitals - Marilyn McKeown (Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh)

The Quandary of Quantifying Changes in Capital: What's the Value of Strengthened Networks? - Tonya Haigh (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center)

Multiplying Capitals: The Challenge of Quantitative Modeling Using the Community Capitals Framework - Stephen Gasteyer (Michigan State University)

Resiliency and Public Health Breakout Presentations

Gary Gorenham

Perspectives on Tornado Recovery in a Small Town: The Wadena Experience - Gary Goreham & Daniel Klenow (North Dakota State University)

Using the Community Capitals Framework to Enhance Disaster Resilience - Duane Gill (Oklahoma State University) & Liesel Ritchie (University of Colorado, Natural Hazards Center)

"Reinventing" a Tornado Raveged Community: A Community Capitals Approach - Milan Wall & Kurt Mantonya (Heartland Center for Leadership Development)

Integrating Drought Risk Management into a Local Planning Framework - Dr. Zhenghong Tang (University of Nebraska -Lincoln)

Federal, State, and Local Responses to Disasters

Emergency Preparedness at the Federal Level - Sonia Joran, Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps out of Health and Human Services

Tracing Disaster Response Using the Community Capitals Framework - Ryan Lowry (Nebraska Public Policy Center)

Emergency Preparedness Planning at the Local Level - Stephen Frederick  (Lincoln Lancaster Health Department)

Day 3

Keynote Presentation

Overview of the University of Nebraska Medical Center' s Bio-security, Bio preparedness, and Emerging Infectious Diseases Unit - Sharon Medcalf (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Open Space Activities at the workshop focused on CCF Collaborations, Research, Education, and Metrics.

Open space activities

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