Hoosier Resilience Index
Technical Document

The purpose of this Technical Document is to explain the process used to develop the Hoosier Resilience Index, identify specific data sources, and provide additional information so that users and prospective replicators may understand the intricacies of the tool. As with any tool, the Index will improve as people use it and provide feedback to staff at the IU Environmental Resilience Institute. Please send any comments or feedback to

Technical Manual Table of Contents

Climate Vulnerability

Extreme Heat
Extreme Precipitation
Floodplain Land Use
Social Vulnerability

Readiness Assessment

Readiness Questions
Readiness Scores


Hoosier Resilience Index Data Links and Data Source References