The Resilience Shift is a global initiative to catalyse resilience within and between critical infrastructure sectors. It is funded by Lloyd's Register Foundation, with Arup as host institution, working with a diverse network of grantees.
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The safety and well-being of billions of people relies on infrastructure being able to deliver critical services – providing, connecting and protecting us from loss of life and livelihoods – whatever the future has in store.
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Join the growing community of experts engaged in doing resilience, valuing resilience, and scaling up resilience across sectors and industries.
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Resilience Shift research, shaped and conducted by a broad range of collaborators, is addressing the major challenges in critical infrastructure resilience. Publications are available to download.
The regularly updated blog contains news, features, interviews, conference reports and opinion pieces, bringing together insights from resilience practitioners both within and from outside the Resilience Shift.
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Louise Ellis, Project Leader for the Resilience Shift’s work on water governance and the City Water Resilience Approach, says water resilience is critical for everyone.
The City Water Resilience Approach is a five-step approach and suite of resources to collaboratively build resilience to local water challenges
Workstreams and project plans reflect the Resilience Shift's long term vision
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 & 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.
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.
Application to Sectors
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.
Sharing Resilience Shift learning and research
Resilience Shift publications, delivered with a broad range of collaborators, address major challenges in critical infrastructure resilience, helping to plan next steps on the journey to make critical infrastructure more resilient.
World Water Day - Leaving no-one behind
For World Water Day 2019, the Resilience Shift is highlighting a new approach to city water resilience set out in the City Water Resilience Approach, helping to support cities in securing their water resources for the safety and wellbeing of all.
Global workshops on supply chain dependency
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.
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