Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Dean Kyne
Dr. William Donner
Dr. Arlett Lomeli
People are now becoming more conscious of the effects of climate change. They are seeking to understand how to manage their resources and prepare for when a disaster strikes. The growing studies of disaster resilience lend that opportunity. In this spatial and temporal study, disaster resilience was measured for each census tract within the four counties of the Rio Grande Valley. Utilizing GIS tools and methods, the study examines resilience patterns between 2010 and 2017.
Results showed that even though various census tracts from each of the four counties increased in resilience from 2010 to 2017, the overall total resilience for each county still decreased throughout the study years. Findings also showed the importance of socio-economic resiliency in the study areas.
Provencio, Alma R., "Measuring Disaster Resiliency in the Rio Grande Valley" (2019). Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV. 525.