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Will Goode

Will Goode is the Resilience Shift’s Programme Manager. He’s an experienced project/programme management professional and Chartered Civil Engineer with a background in major programmes and events. He is particularly interested in change management in complex situations – at the heart of the challenge of creating resilient infrastructure.

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Bringing Safety to Life at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation conference

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On the 9 and 10 May 2018 Lloyd’s Register foundation hosted their second international conference at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London. Richard Clegg’s opening address described the purpose of the conference as to pull together the Lloyd’s Register Foundation grants community to interact and forge collaborations. On day two, the Resilience Shift hosted a high energy workshop with that objective in mind.

Our interactive exercise used a value chain approach to explore how tools, approaches and frameworks can create opportunities to deliver resilience value for critical infrastructure, drawing on the fresh perspectives and insights of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation grants community.

We asked participants to think about the services delivered by critical infrastructure, the shocks and stresses it might be exposed to and its vulnerabilities. We then asked for suggested frameworks, tools and approaches that could be used by various actors to influence decision makers towards a more resilient outcome. Participants focused on critical infrastructure in terms of the services that they help to deliver – as opposed to the physical assets themselves.

The feedback session at the end of the exercise revealed the following ideas about how we might approach critical infrastructure from diagnosis through to service provision:

  • A ‘servicization’ approach should be used where the service provided is tested for resilience at each stage of the value chain, this means asking what the user is attempting to achieve through the critical infrastructure which may result in an alternative infrastructure solution
  • Consideration of both ‘soft path’ – behavioural change, as well as ‘hard path’ – physical infrastructure when determining infrastructure solutions
  • Considering natural systems as a key part of infrastructure, leading to greater overall resilience
  • Adopting a ‘whole systems’ approach
  • Using simulations and scenario techniques to test critical infrastructure service resilience
  • Engaging widely with institutions and governance organisations who may not be directly responsible for commissioning the physical infrastructure but who may be an indirect stakeholder
  • Actively seeking diverse solutions that maximise redundancy within the system
  • Introducing investment/financing models and incentivising green over grey infrastructure
  • Adopting ‘upstream thinking’ through novel economic measures e.g. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) which would drive consideration of the wider systems impacted by infrastructure users
  • Consideration of the internet of things (IOT) as part of maintenance and monitoring plans

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the workshop, your inputs and ideas are greatly appreciated and will be considered by the team leading our work on Ways to make resilience tangible, practical and relevant.

Register with us here to keep in touch about our latest developments and opportunities – we’d love to hear your thoughts.

 

Note: Defining Critical Infrastructure Services

Our research suggests that critical infrastructure is a common term used broadly by different organisations and countries, thereby reinforcing the significance of infrastructure in society. A clear majority of the critical infrastructure definitions focus on the services that are enabled by critical infrastructure, highlighting that they are considered critical based on the consequence of its failure, which would create a significant impact to human life, economic activity and/or national security. A failure in this context should be understood as a system which is prevented from continuing to perform its function – as opposed to the failure of a physical asset, which is understood as a damage or loss.

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Join us at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation conference 9-10 May

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Nancy Kete, Executive Director of the Resilience Shift will be speaking at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) conference 2018 and leading a special workshop on tools and approaches to enable critical infrastructure resilience. Join us there.

Tools and approaches to enable critical infrastructure resilience
An interactive workshop by the Resilience Shift and Arup Foresight

Take part in a high-energy, collaborative exploration and review of emerging and future tools, frameworks and approaches (TFA) that contribute to enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructure.

Participants will get the opportunity to hear about, review, prioritise and add to the latest research by the Resilience Shift. The interactive exercise will map and review emerging and future tools, frameworks and approaches along two axis: maturity (Now / New / Next) and the value chain. This will allow us to identify priority areas along a timeline and their level of importance, and will reveal and fill gaps where additional innovation/ action is required.

The session will be run with two groups working in parallel to generate insight on priority areas from two perspectives and to stimulate discussion in a shared report outcome. Groups will first review and add to the pre-populated matrix, and then switch and prioritise the other group’s work according to impact and importance.

Duration: 30min
Team: Host: Nancy Kete, Facilitators: Will Goode, Felicitas zu Dohna;
Date / Time: 10th May 2018, 12:30-13:00

More about the event:
The two-day event brings together LRF grant holders, academia, industry and members of the public, and is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the work and impact of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. The event will feature keynote speakers, presentations and early career ‘master classes’ spanning all areas of LRF grants funding, and will showcase the excellent work done by grant holders covering four strategic themes – promoting safety and public understanding, advancement of skills and education, supporting excellent scientific research and accelerating the application of research.

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