Resilience is the capacity of an ecosystem to respond to a perturbation or disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly.


  1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., afterbeing bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
  2. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like;buoyancy.

Resiliency is the ability of people and places to withstand impacts of natural or man-made disasters and recover quickly. Smart choices that relate to how we grow our food, where and how we build our homes, how our financial system works, what we teach in schools and more will help us become more resilient.

It is the ability to adapt successfully in the face of threats or disaster.

It is the capability to anticipate risk, limit its impact, and recover rapidly by adapting to change.