This pioneering project using green infrastructure to build resilience has upgraded Washington DC’s combined sewer system and is the US’s capital’s largest infrastructure project in decades
There are many synergies and connections between water and energy systems and sectors. We asked Mathaios Panteli, Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña and Julien Harou from University of Manchester to tell us more about the opportunities and challenges in jointly planning and developing water-energy systems.
Roads and transport are critical for maintaining the movement of essential goods, supplies, services and workers, and ensuring integrity of the supply chain. We share emerging issues from the World Road Association (PIARC)’s series of COVID-19 webinars that have enabled their global community to share real-time pandemic impacts and responses.
Cities have registered 95% of Covid-19 cases. As a key partner in our Resilient Leadership initiative, Lauren Sorkin, Acting Executive Director, Global Resilient Cities Network, writes on how resilience leadership in cities is critical.
Mapping the impact of COVID-19 to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is highlighting opportunities for change and areas for action. Jasper Hilkhuijsen and Tammy Tse to give us their perspective from East Asia and informed by their work in sustainability for the built environment.
Dr Bruce Chong, specialist in smart and resilient city planning and implementation, shares his reflections on urban resilience under the COVID-19 pandemic in this perspective from East Asia.
Data centres power digital societies and enable our connected lives – something that the Covid-19 crisis has recently highlighted. In the spirit of World Backup Day (31 March), Dr Alexander Taylor, University of Cambridge, introduces us to a sector that is often overlooked in discussions about critical infrastructure resilience: the data centre industry.
“This primer is aimed at everyone involved in water infrastructure whether they are operating and running the systems or making decisions about investments. It looks at making our physical infrastructure more resilient, at how to embed resilience thinking and adaptability, and also, unusually, to involve customers in the dialogue…”