F4R™ emerged from a pilot program looking to identify protocols, content, and practices that would help communities to engage stakeholders and build capacity for data-driven discussion and decision making that spans local and regional systems (Funding under National Science Foundation Grant, ACI-1639529).
This work has multidisciplinary applications and can be an effective tool that leverages the power of citizen scientists, practitioners, and researchers to improve community resilience. F4R™ is continually striving to improve and is a public service of Northern Arizona University. Results of this work and key resources are shared below.
F4R™ Curriculum Resources
F4R™ Pilot Program Sample Products (Coming soon)
- 2021 Community Report Resources
- 2019 and 2021 Volunteer Sample Products
- 2019 and 2020 Class Reports and Preliminary Analysis
Key Texts and Publications
- Supplementary Food-Energy-Water Nexus Text: Saundry, P. and Ruddell, B.L. (eds.). (2020). “The Food-Energy-Water Nexus,” (AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series). Springer, 978-3-030-29913-2. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29914-9
- Ryan, S., Roberts, E., Hibbett, E., Bloom, N., Haden, C., Rushforth, R., Pfeiffer, K. & Ruddell, B.L. (2021). “The FEWSION for Community Resilience™ (F4R™) Process: Building Local Technical and Social Capacity for Critical Supply Chain Resilience.” Front. Environ. Sci., 26 March 2021. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.601220
- Hibbett, E., Rushforth, R.R., Roberts, E., Ryan, S.M., Pfeiffer, K., Bloom, N.E., and Ruddell, B.L. (2020). “Citizen-Led Community Innovation for Food Energy Water Nexus Resilience.” Frontiers in Environmental Science. 8:571614. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.571614