A new approach to urban water resilience
City Water Resilience Approach
Resilient infrastructure for a safer world
About Resilience Shift
Building a worldwide community of interest through grants and activities
Our Global Footprint
Grocery supply chains depend on critical infrastructure resilience
Prepare for black sky events with the EARTH EX global resilience exercise
Play before 31 October
The all sector global resilience exercise EARTH EX is open to play until 31 October, register now to prepare your organisation and your family for a ‘black sky’ event.
Do you want to share the work of the Resilience Shift with your network and explain why critical infrastructure matters? Send them our one minute explainer video.
The Resilience Shift and Arup joined as core partners in the Water Action Track launched by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 24.
Resilience Shift Ambassador and Water Lead at the Global Commission for Adaptation (GCA), Dr Fred Boltz, set the scene for the High level dialogue session: ‘Building a resilient future through water’ stating that “water is fundamental to resilience”.
4 November–7 November
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Organisations engaged with
Grantees from 12 countries
Individuals engaged with to date
Countries in our global community