Our workstreams and project plans reflect our long term vision

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

Ways & 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


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

Application to Sectors

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


Resilient water governance

Influencing the water sector

Global supply chains

Electricity Interdependencies

What do you know about critical infrastructure resilience?

Our publications, shaped and conducted by a broad range of collaborators, are addressing the major challenges in critical infrastructure resilience and helping us to plan where we are going next on our journey to make critical infrastructure more resilient.


Looking back, looking forward

December 2018 marked the end of the Resilience Shift’s second year. Juliet Mian, Technical Director, reflects on the previous year and assesses the impact that our work is starting to have. Highlights from 2018, shared throughout the year in our blogs, make for satisfying reading when collated together.

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Global supply chains project launches

The global supply of food is a highly interconnected system, dependent on multiple sectors. A new project explores the dependency of supply chains on critical infrastructure, with an initial focus on food.

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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


Organisations engaged with


Grantees from 12 countries


Workshop participants in 2018


Countries in our global community