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“Resilience is the property of communities, not structures”

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That’s a quote from one of the papers in the latest issue of Environment Systems and Decisions, which just published updated versions of a set of research papers Resilience Shift commissioned in 2016 as part of an initial agenda setting exercise, to get ideas for how to design, deliver and operate for resilience.

What I love about the quote is that it’s from a 1981 monograph by Peter Timmerman commissioned by the Canadian government to help understand how to think about vulnerability, adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change. Thirty-seven years later and most societies are still struggling to understand this idea and to operationalize it.

It is also a nice succinct way of describing the remit of the Resilience Shift, with its focus on resilience engineering – i.e., on the professional practices that can ensure engineered structures and infrastructure will be planned, designed, delivered, regulated and operated to serve the communities (provide, protect, and/or connect) under ordinary and extraordinary circumstances.

Here’s the heart of the conundrum: although engineering isn’t the only domain that contributes to the resilience or lack thereof of critical infrastructure, society does call on and rely on engineering for creating and managing resilience, as the paper in this issue by Pearson et al. reminds us. But traditionally, engineers aren’t trained for, expected to, or paid to deliver community – from where resilience emerges and where lack of resilience is felt.

In “Engineering Meets Institutions”, Naderpajoul et al. (who found that wonderful quote from Timmerman look at the challenge and the complexity of managing for resilience. Recognizing that although engineering is a principal domain associated with critical infrastructure, managing critical infrastructure successfully for resilience requires an interdisciplinary approach.

The articles in this issue collectively help make resilience more practical, tangible, and relevant to researchers and practitioners alike. They gamely contribute to a nascent understanding of what “resilience engineering” is, even though much controversy remains over definitions of resilience, more generally.

Please see here for the open access introduction to the special issue
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10669-018-9706-5

The whole issue is here . https://link.springer.com/journal/10669/38/3/page/1  but, unfortunately, most of the papers are behind a paywall.

And the complete set of original white papers are available on the Resilience Shift website: http://resilienceshift.org/publications/

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Water, water everywhere – and more events to come

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Cayley Green presenting on Cape Town’s water resilience challenges

Water resilience has been a key focus for us over August. We brought cities and stakeholders together at a three-day event – the Global Knowledge Exchange – hosted at Lloyd’s Register Foundation in London.

Water resilience is a connecting factor for cities as diverse as Miami, Mexico City, Amman, Hull and Cape Town. Following our fieldwork with them earlier this year, we heard from city representatives about the challenges they face. Together we continue to shape our resilient water governance work as well as our input to the Rockefeller Foundation-funded City Water Resilience Framework, co-hosts of the event.

At SIWI World Water Week, our events included a SIWI sofa panel discussing the Governance for Resilient Urban Water Systems project and the City Water Resilience Framework. A structured one-day programme of events supported a global focus on how to build a resilient future through water, with a number of high level dialogue sessions.

We also asked leading water resilience scientists and practitioners to present their current work in our showcase on water systems resilience design for urban systems, basins and transboundary water sources.

Water also became a personal issue for those in our team taking part in EarthEx. This online interactive exercise aimed to provide organisations and individuals with a forum to discuss, develop and test organisational plans to improve resilience to Black Sky Hazards. As an individual taking part in the exercise, the importance of water for our short- and long-term survival was brought home through your choices of priority items to keep your family safe during such an event.

We know that water is only one of the industry sectors we need to work with to achieve a shift towards resilience within and between critical infrastructure systems.  The initial deadline closed for expressions of interest to develop industry-specific resilience primers. Thank you to all those who applied for this round.

Our work exploring the role that policy and regulation has to play is also moving forward, with plans in place to undertake several small scoping studies in this area, exploring recent developments in Australia as a starting point.

We discovered some more useful publications, including: ‘Resilience of Critical Infrastructures: Review and analysis of Current Approaches’ which considers the current issues surrounding the development of resilience metrics; ‘Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a changing world’ which represents the proceedings of the 2018 European Safety and Reliability Conference, and has a subsection around the topic of Resilience Engineering; ‘A value-based approach to infrastructure resilience’ that is a development from a paper previously submitted by two of our Grantees from MMI Engineering during the Resilience Shift’s first year, and who are currently working with us on our tools and approaches project.

This autumn, among other events, we’ll be at the 100 Resilient Cities CoLab Building a Water Resilient City in Cape Town, and at the World Bank Understanding Risk Balkans Conference in Belgrade, also the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE)’s Global Engineering Congress in London. Get in touch if you’ll be attending.

You can continue to apply to us with specific expressions of interest and also submit your ideas generally. However there will be other specific calls throughout our programme. To avoid missing them, sign up to our blog round up to receive news of further opportunities for funding resilience projects.

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Resilience primers – a great response – Thank you

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We were excited to receive 20 expressions of interest, in response to our (recent call) for partners to develop industry-specific primers that provide insight on what incentives are available to embed resilience within organizations and what opportunities exist to scale these further.

On behalf of the Resilience Shift team, I’d like to thank all those that responded. The responses are of excellent quality and represent a diverse mix of organizations and individuals. We are in the process of reviewing and assessing these, and we’ll be following up with respondents soon.

Thanks again for your interest in moving the needle to incentivize resilience!  Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog to be first to get our news.

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p.s. While the initial deadline for response has passed, we may continue to solicit additional expressions of interest on a rolling basis. Stay tuned for future opportunities.

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Grants available to develop resilience primers for industry

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Initial deadline for expressions of interest 27 August 2018.

How can we shift the needle on resilience practice so that all organisations embed it into their decision-making? We believe that key incentives or other levers exist for all industries and that we must articulate the value that resilience can bring.

We are seeking expressions of interest from potential grantees to develop practical, industry-specific primers that will identify:

  • The current best practices by leading organisations (within the selected industry) that embed resilience into their decision-making, and the incentives/levers that drive them.
  • The incentives/levers that are currently available for driving resilience, but not capitalized upon due to lack of awareness of their existence.
  • How to scale and augment the current menu of incentives/levers.

These primers are envisioned to be industry-specific, booklet-style, guidance documents that capture best practice as to how and when resilience is valued within a
given industry, highlighting key decision points when resilience can be enhanced.

We want to engage directly with industry stakeholders and with those responsible for incentivizing resilience for critical infrastructure. Interested collaborators should therefore propose an industry where they have existing contacts, both with end-users of the primers and with organizations that incentivize resilience.

The proposed critical infrastructure system or associated industry should be one that provides essential services to society, where a lack of resilience could have a direct impact on the safety and well-being of society.

The Resilience Shift is a global initiative, we want to develop a common understanding across infrastructure systems globally, and we’d be interested to hear from applicants working in any part of the world. To find out more, see the detailed Scope for Grantees and the Expression of Interest form where you can apply to work with us.

Scope for Grantees guidance document

Expression of Interest form

Initial deadline for expressions of interest is 27 August 2018. However, we anticipate continuing this work into 2019, and will welcome submissions from interested grantees at any time.

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Pushing forward from strong foundations – a change in leadership

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Over the past two years Nancy Kete as our first Executive Director has fundamentally shaped the Resilience Shift setting the direction of how we work, what we work on and most importantly – why. At this point where the emphasis of the programme shifts from strategy to operations, Nancy has made the decision to step down from her role as Executive Director at the end of August. She leaves the programme with strong foundations and a clear strategy, and will continue to add value to our work in an advisory role while we go about delivering in alignment with the direction that she has set.

We are enormously grateful for Nancy’s pioneering work with the Resilience Shift and the positive impact this has had in building our reputation and network. The programme is now firmly established, and our initial projects are starting to influence and deliver outcomes that will result in measurable impacts for key stakeholders and target audiences. Her value-driven approach is gathering momentum within the projects we are supporting and will continue to underpin our work going forward taking us closer to a future where:

  • Professionals will make decisions all along the value chain/project life cycle that account for how critical infrastructure contributes to the resilience of the larger social-technical-ecological system
  • Infrastructure will be planned, designed, delivered and operated to serve communities (provide, protect, connect) under both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances

 

We are proud of all the Resilience Shift has achieved so far under Nancy’s leadership, and thank her for her contribution. Our aspirations for the Resilience Shift extend well beyond the initial 5 years funded by the Lloyds Register Foundation.

Over the coming months we will be seeking a new Executive Director with whom we will work to ensure the long term sustainability of the programme and its role in driving the critical infrastructure resilience agenda over the next 10+ years.

Juliet Mian will continue to lead the programme delivery as Technical Director, with Will Goode as Programme Manager.

Jo da Silva will take on the role of Acting Executive Director, while we identify and appoint a new Executive Director.

 

Michael Bruno – Chair, Resilience Shift Board.

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Practising what we preach – how to make things happen

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You’re involved in critical infrastructure resilience in practice. How should we help you to make decisions differently so that critical infrastructure continues to function under ordinary and extraordinary circumstances? Find out some of the ways you can get involved below.

We aim to do work, and support others to do work, that will shift the approach to resilience in practice.

To this end, our project leads and grantees continue to be busy scoping and delivering projects through to the end of 2018 and beyond.  At the same time, we are looking towards 2019, and exploring how we transfer learning between sectors, and continue to work towards our outcome statements across all work streams.

Accelerating resilience in practice, sector by sector

We started 2018 with a focus on the water sector. This work stream has been progressing well, over the past month, finalising plans for our forthcoming Global Knowledge Exchange, an event jointly hosted with the City Water Resilience Framework involving stakeholders from our five fieldwork cities – Amman, Mexico City, Cape Town, Hull and Miami. We’ll be sharing our water governance work at World Water Week this August with our partners SIWI and We Are Telescopic. Global collaboration in the water sector also continues following the joint letter to the UN, and our planned participation in the UN’s High Level Programme Forum on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.

Partnering with pioneers

At the same time, we know we need to look across other sectors than water, and seek to develop a common understanding globally. One of our key ways of working is to engage with pioneers in the field. The EIS Council has made some truly transformative steps towards raising awareness of black sky hazards, and creating tools, products and guidance, aimed at influencing collaborations between stakeholders to create a shift in resilience. Their 2018 summit showed us how much work there is in this space for us to learn from. The Earth Ex resilience exercise, taking place on 22 August this year has the potential to really unlock interactions and interdependencies between sectors, in a much more powerful way than simply talking about it.

Shifting the needle on resilience practice

How can we shift the needle on resilience practice so that all organisations embed it into their decision-making? We believe that key incentives or other levers exist for all industries and that we must articulate the value that resilience can bring. This month we’ve just put out our latest call for expressions of interest from potential grantees to develop practical, industry-specific primers.

We want to engage directly with industry stakeholders and with those responsible for incentivising resilience for critical infrastructure. Interested collaborators should therefore have existing contacts, both with end-users of the primers and with organizations that incentivise resilience within specific industries.

 Storytelling about resilience value

We are also exploring how stories will help us articulate to those all along the critical infrastructure value chain the value of including resilience in their decisions. We believe that success stories can influence different decision makers, and are a simple but effective means of making resilience tangible, practical and relevant. We started scoping this activity to gather and curate stories in June, so please watch this space, or contact us if you want to help with this.

Such stories are almost inevitably based on ‘now’ or the very recent past.  Given the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous nature of the world that our infrastructure needs to serve, learning from the past, even the recent past, is not enough to create a lasting and effective change in practice. We need to continually be looking to the future as well.  KPMG’s Emerging Trends in Infrastructure 2018 report is one (excellent) example of the many horizon scanning publications that need to inform our work, to ensure that it is, and remains, relevant.

 Other progress to share:

  • We held a framing workshop in June for our work on Tools and Approaches with our appointed grantees.
  • Our team and partners from Arup and SIWI have completed a packed few months of field visits to the five cities we are working with as part of water governance tool work and are now busy processing and evaluating their findings to share at several events this summer.
  • Alexa Bruce and Fred Boltz attended the Water Security conference between 17 and 20 June, hosting a panel session on behalf of the Resilience Shift.
  • Fred continues to represent the Resilience Shift in the global arena attending the UN HLPF to participate and influence the water sector’s global collaboration towards a resilient future.
  • It was interesting to read this report on the insurance industry’s development goals for cities, and consider how the SDGs might change insurance of critical infrastructure.
  • We’re always thinking about impact and how to disseminate and share our work.  Our friends in California shared this useful resource for climate-resilient infrastructure material.
  • Although it was originally posted in March 2018, we only recently stumbled across this very useful list of global and regional initiatives that either have a focus on resilience or cover some aspect of resilience so it deserves a mention now!

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High-level incrementalism and global transformation

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Fred Boltz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is working with the Resilience Shift on our work to influence the water sector. He writes about the challenges of global cooperation where “slow, modest, hard-fought progress is the result anticipated from a global political process designed to permit self-expression, to enable multilateral negotiation and to foster progress borne of consensus.”

Each year, over a two-week period the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) convenes the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) for a formal, intensive review of progress on a subset of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by all nations in 2015 as collective global development aims to 2030. The HLPF process provides the opportunity for nations to self-report on progress and offers a platform for UN agencies to report on collective targets and indicators, and allows partners from public, private and civil society groups to feature advances in paradigms and practice.

Recognizing the urgency and magnitude of our global development challenges, practitioners seeking to fulfill ambitions of increased awareness, investment and action may be alarmed by the lag in SDG progress. The process can drain the enthusiasm and energy of the most ardent advocates. And none who attend these fora expect anything different – slow, modest, hard-fought progress is the result anticipated from a global political process designed to permit self-expression, to enable multilateral negotiation and to foster progress borne of consensus.

Faced with this reality, any reflective agent of change, such as the Resilience Shift, must question – Why? What is the value of engagement at the highest-levels of multilateralism?  The benefits seem modest – socialization, learning, political will-building, agenda-setting – but are instrumental to global scale change in human development: its governance, norms, resourcing and orientation.

If we aim for a resilience shift – the adoption of new paradigm for critical infrastructure design and development – we must build awareness, understanding, and demand for resilience among the nation-states who design and direct the official development agenda.

UN ECOSOC set a common theme for the July 2018 HLPF dialogues: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”, which for the first-time established resilience as a key tenet of progress. This framing alone set in process a socialization among all member-states and participants – translating, researching, interpreting, describing resilience.  As this theme will be maintained for future HLPF gatherings, alignment around resilience as a paradigm for development will effectively continue through 2030, creating a receptive global body for introducing advances in science, practice and policy.

From July 9-13 2018, the Resilience Shift, the Stockholm International Water Institute and diverse partners of our multi-stakeholder water alliance, contributed to dialogues and corridor negotiations of the HLPF, to share advances in the science and practice of water system design for resilience and advocate for resilience as a key tenet of progress in global development efforts.

While The Resilience Shift (RS) has just begun its water and resilience efforts, we are intently building upon progress forged in partnership – from advances in ecological and engineering science, to urban and regional resilience planning tools, among a growing global community with the common aim of building a resilient future through water (Open Letter).

As we endeavor to change prevailing paradigms to a resilience orientation, it is useful to understand where the development community stands in its comprehension and adoption of resilience as revealed during the HLPF.

  • The adoption of resilience as a central HLPF stocktaking theme was a key step – building awareness, understanding and acceptance of resilience as an aim.
  • Diverse perspectives and interpretations of resilience exist. Most referenced resilience as the ability to thrive under the most acute and chronic vulnerabilities of concern to their nations and interests, and how these would be exacerbated by climate change. We understand resilience more broadly, as the ability to thrive under change derived from any number of drivers – climatic, social, environmental, economic, and their compounded impacts – and thus find opportunity in this broad receptivity.
  • While there is value in broad application and exploration of the meaning of resilience to development, however, diverse and divergent definitions also point to a risk of incoherence and loss of meaning if the term is too broadly and loosely applied.
  • This also suggests an important demand for progress in articulating the concept of resilience, the science underpinning it and consistent practices for diagnosing and measuring it.
  • Perhaps most importantly, the HLPF established a common political signal and expression of collective will to pursue resilience as a shared aim for development progress.

 

With these modest collective steps forward, we raise our aims to translating political will into progress in the science, practice and policy necessary to improve approaches to sustainable development.

Our efforts under The Resilience Shift, to advance the foundations of resilience definition, diagnosis, design, and execution for critical infrastructure have a receptive global audience and an urgent relevance to a greater global aim of transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.

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A way forward for our ‘Tools and Approaches’ project

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Savina Carluccio leads the resilience tools project

Savina Carluccio leads the resilience tools project

In late June the Resilience Shift project team and grantees on our ‘Tools and Approaches‘ project got together for a two-day opportunity framing workshop.

Caroline Field and Richard Look from MMI Engineering, Simon Gill, Marίa Carrera, and Mairi McLean from Schumacher Institute, and Igor Linkov, joined Savina Carluccio, Áine Ní Bhreasail and Xavi Aldea from the Resilience Shift and Marcela Ruibal from ValueLab BV.

The objective of the workshop was to better define what the opportunity in hand is, how we will work together and what success will look like in the short and long term.

We had a great session with some really interesting thought exchanges that helped us reach consensus on our next steps.

This project ultimately aims to connect practitioners, decision makers and other stakeholders with the tools and approaches needed to enhance resilience of critical infrastructure. We want to help them make better decisions on how to ‘do’ resilience and add resilience value in their day jobs.

We believe that a value chain approach to resilience of critical infrastructure may just do this. Value will be delivered by connecting practitioners, decision makers and others in the value chain to the tools and approaches relevant to their role in creating, protecting and enabling resilience value.

We are excited about the opportunity to develop and test the value chain approach for resilience of critical infrastructure, as Igor Linkov put it: “you are the first to connect the idea of Value Chain and Resilience and it not only is attractive to practice, but also good for science in general.”

MMI, Schumacher, Igor Linkov and Valuelab with the Resilience Shift at our tools and approaches workshop

MMI Engineering, Schumacher Institute, Igor Linkov and Valuelab with the Resilience Shift at our tools and approaches workshop

 

To this end, we are looking to develop a platform to provide practitioners and other stakeholders with access and connection to tools and approaches in a way that is meaningful, practical and user-centred. The next few months will help us define why and how our proposed platform can drive resilience practice adoption and help people do their jobs better, wherever they are in the value chain for resilience of critical infrastructure.

We have all agreed the success statement for the project to be that, by end of 2018, we will have demonstrated the concept and collected the information to needed inform the design and delivery in 2019 of an online interactive online platform delivering value to its users.

Next steps will be a series of workshops bringing and users to share knowledge and experience of resilience tools/approaches and best practice to support successful implementation and sustained use. Watch this space, and please get in touch if you’d like to get involved.

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MMI, Schumacher Institute and Dr Igor Linkov appointed to work with us

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We are delighted to announce that we have appointed three grantees to work with us on our ‘Tools and approaches’ project, contributing to our ‘Ways to make resilience tangible, practical and relevant’ workstream. We had a lot of very high quality, interesting responses to our call for expression of interest and had a tough time choosing partners.

We wanted to explain a bit more of our decision-making process so everyone could see how we got to where we are.

From the 35 responses we received we shortlisted 8, based on the following criteria:

  • Depth of their domain knowledge
  • Breadth of knowledge in terms of number of sectors covered
  • Their geographic and social reach – how many geographic locations do they cover and had they worked with the informal sector?
  • Experience of framework assessment
  • Convening power
  • Evidence of their influence
  • Evidence of their collaboration

The assessors for this were from the Resilience Shift team, and an external assessment was made by our Technical Advisory Group.

We interviewed our shortlist over the phone regarding their interest and capability to work in this area. All of the interviewees were outstanding and we felt they brought different strengths to the table.

Our selected grantees are:

  • MMI Engineering who bring expertise on the Value Chain concept and experience of using different tools and approaches to assess resilience across the world;
  • The Schumacher Institute who will advise on human-centred design, implementation science and will facilitate workshops; and
  • Dr Igor Linkov, risk and decision scientist at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon and consultant at Factor Social, who will provide technical expertise.

We also plan to use our shortlist to appoint conveners for workshops in this project. We would like to reiterate our thanks to everyone who has taken the time to apply to our EOI. We will actively look for ways to engage with those applicants that we felt could contribute to our work going forward.

Please get in touch if you have any questions relating to this project.

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Doing the right things and doing them well

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Juliet Miam

Juliet Mian

A key programme milestone in May was our fourth Programme Board meeting¹. We shared with our board our approach to assessing our impact in a meaningful way, in order to provide us, the board, and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation with assurance that we’re doing the right things, and that we’re doing them well. Our impact framework is proving a valuable tool for determining that our activities (i.e. projects, investments, events, outputs) fit well with our vision and outcomes. It helps us scope and define what we are doing, see where there are gaps, and also supports decisions where we say ‘sorry, not for us…’.

Our mission is to create a shift by accelerating the uptake of theory in practice, and we need to be as sure as we can be that we are investing in work that will actually move the dial. The value chain is another excellent tool for ensuring we think about end-users – who they are, and how our work will help them to do things differently on a Monday morning. Nancy Kete, our Executive Director, tracked down the featured image below – a great example of how we don’t want to measure our work!

(Copyright Jonathan Koomey, 2001. All rights reserved. Used with permission)

Bringing safety to life

On the 9-10 May we attended the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s International Conference at the IET in London. The conference provided a great opportunity to understand the work of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation grantees, and we were excited to get an opportunity to network with the wider group. We also held a workshop, which you can read more about here. If you couldn’t make the event, don’t worry, Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s YouTube channel provides videos of all talks here.

We passionately believe, along with our funders at Lloyd’s Register Foundation; that life matters, and that life relies on the resilience of critical infrastructure (often referred to as lifeline infrastructure for exactly that reason). Planning, designing, delivering and operating critical infrastructure systems to be resilient will not only create a safer world, but also a better one. Nancy articulated this very convincingly at the conference, along with our areas of focus to achieve this, in the ‘Life Matters: 3 minute pitches that will change the world‘ panel session.

Current activities

Our project to create a repository of tools and approaches – connecting the developers of the tools with the customers, and responding to our finding in our ‘Understanding the Landscape‘ report that while many tools exist, awareness of these, who they are for, and how they add value, is limited – is progressing well. We are very focused on not reinventing any wheels here, which is why we want to work with a number of organisations already active in this space, and build on what has already been done. ‘Tools and approaches’ is certainly not expected to ‘finish’ in 2018, and we’re looking forward to sharing our initial work in this space, and using it to inform our next steps. This work is fundamental to making resilience tangible, practical and relevant to those responsible for financing, planning, designing, constructing, and operating critical infrastructure.

Working in critical infrastructure sectors, to transfer theory to practice, and engage with sector leaders to really understand and influence a shift, started with the water sector. We have projects ongoing in this space, dealing with the challenge of mapping and understanding governance, in order to improve the governance response during ordinary and extraordinary circumstances. Arup and SIWI have been busy running governance workshops, with some great feedback, in the diverse cities of Amman, Miami and Mexico City – with Cape Town and Hull in June.

We’re delighted to have Fred Boltz and Casey Brown working with us to influence the highest levels of government about the importance of resilience-based approaches. The open letter to the UN High Commission, that supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, which Fred discusses in a guest blog, is a great start to this influencing strategy. We’re thinking strategically about which sectors to look at next, and the important focus area of transferring learning between sectors. For me, and my ‘day job’ advising infrastructure clients on their resilience challenges, this is really exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing this work stream gain momentum.

For our followers, potential collaborators and partners

One of our key guiding principles is to be open, and this applies to everything we do. We’re committed to working collaboratively and openly, and sharing all our work publicly. Please get in touch if you have questions, comments, or ideas about our vision and outcomes impact framework, we’d love to hear from you.

We think real stories, particularly success stories, are a great way of influencing critical infrastructure decision makers that there is a need to shift current practice. If you’ve got any to share, then please let us know. As an example, our Programme Board Chair, Michael Bruno, recently shared his views on the relationship between academia and government during the volcanic alerts in Hawai’i.

Things we liked this month

A select few, due to the length of this blog!
The American Society of Civil Engineer’s Annual ‘Infrastructure report card‘, which provides a comprehensive assessment of America’s infrastructure, told us that the US infrastructure stock is ‘Poor, at risk’. This report considers the ‘resilience’ of the infrastructure, and therefore represents an opportunity for us to help improve this situation together.

A short topic insight by David Singleton, Chairman of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) on ‘What are the best infrastructure investments to make? Is it based on economics, or resilience, or both?‘ has considered how the launch of the ISC’s v2.0 of the IS Rating Scheme, which will provide input into how we should best plan, design and operate infrastructure, should look beyond purely the economic value of projects.

In summary, May was another busy and rewarding month for the Resilience Shift team and our partners – we’re busy with interesting, satisfying work, with genuine potential to make a difference, and what more can we ask for?

 

¹In the spirit of being open, minutes from our Programme Board Meeting will be published on our website shortly.

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