There are many resources available to support those aiming to understand or implement community disaster resilience. In this part of the Handbook we offer just two: the emBRACE Glossary and the emBRACE Bibliography.
The emBRACE Glossary is intended as an aide memoire for project partners. It is purposefully kept short and we have tried to exclude terms for which there is a generally agreed understanding or where there are very many different understandings that are central to specific analytical or conceptual frameworks. In the case of the latter partners are urged to define concepts at the start of their work. Where partner definitions deviate from those presented in this glossary a note should be made of this in the relevant text. This will enable comparative discussion without constraining research. Definitions have often drawn heavily from established meanings offered for example by IPCC SREX or AR4, or ISDR. Where direct quotations are used citations are provided.
The emBRACE Bibliography is an interim document compiled from the core conceptual project deliverables. Ultimately the Project will compile an extended version of all key sources but this will be published separately as part of the Wiley book of the Project (Deeming, Fordham, Kuhlicke and Kunath forthcoming 2016).