Note: This term is closely related to the term System Resilience.
The IMPROVER project  gives the following definition:
The ability of a CI system exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, for the preservation and restoration of essential societal services. (Adapted by UNISDR
Note: This definition refers to CI-related organisations. The IMPROVER recognises also two other dimensions which are relevant for CI, namely Organisational Resilience and Societal Resilience.
- ↑ http://improverproject.eu/
- ↑ 2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Geneva, Switzerland, May 2009.