Critical infrastructure resilience for a safer and better world

Our activities reflect our long term vision for critical infrastructure resilience

Through research conducted in the first year of the Resilience Shift, three opportunity areas were identified, now matured into work streams, each supporting a set of activities.

Ways and means

Focusing on ways to make resilience tangible, practical and relevant by equipping experts and decision makers with the tools, approaches, technology, and educational practices needed to put resilience into practice. This requires clarity on the key concepts that matter to professionals, be they designers, engineers, asset owners, investors, or regulators.


Tools and approaches

Learning from Day Zero

Incentives and drivers

This workstream focuses on incentivising resilience. It acknowledges the extent that what a client asks for and what their supply chain can do depends strongly on incentives emerging from standards setting bodies, public policy including regulation, as well as from insurance and the finance industries, and public viewpoints.


Incentivising resilience in practice

Policy and standards

Common understanding

The third area of work applies resilience in practice within and between different sectors with sector leaders. This will allow testing of ideas about design and engineering to protect, provide and connect, rather than to build and operate a specific asset. The water sector has been selected for the first theory-to-practice partnership.


Resilient water governance

Influencing the water sector

Global supply chains

Electricity Interdependencies

Learning from 'black sky' simulations

The EARTH EX methodology proved its power in bringing multiple stakeholders together to experience a black sky event, showing that building resilience needs a common understanding of interdependencies.


Electric utilities: an industry guide to resilience

Making our power supplies resilient depends on many factors. In this resilience primer, developed with Wood, we capture best and pioneering resilience practice from the electric utilities sector.

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Empowering and equipping practitioners

What are the opportunities and incentives that are driving resilience investments in potable water infrastructure? This Resilience Shift primer developed with Resilient Organisations captures best practice from fellow practitioners.

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The Resilience Shift in numbers

“Resilience matters, at its simplest, because of the uncertainties we face. To deliver the right impact, we must continually check that we are doing the right thing. Who is this for, how will it make their lives better, and what do they want? Our outputs must have quality and substance, developed with rigour to be of real value for all those working to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure.”

Juliet Mian, Technical Director


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Grantees from 12 countries


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