“When you are dealing with something unknown like this, our human nature is to grasp for a guidebook, where we really should have relied on our local expertise.”Read more
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
New partnership announced between The Resilience Shift and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) combining our resilience and water interests and expertise.
As much as Covid is revealing the strengths and vulnerabilities of our infrastructure, our supply chains, and our societies, it is also bringing to the fore the importance of this invisible infrastructure and the army of humans that support it day to day.
“You’ve already lifted a hundred weights, you took a break, and now you have to do it all again – only this time you know how heavy it was.”
“In this time of unknowns, we often look for a box to check, a mission. I get it. I just think that mission needs to be repurposed.”
As part of our mission to understand what resilience means in practice, we are sharing the emerging insights into resilient leadership, distilled from the first eight weeks of interviews with our twelve participants.
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.
“I’m curious, how might history look back and judge this period and its breakdowns?”
Our input to BloxHub’s Summer School on Urban Resilience continues with an applied-knowledge module starting today on city systems’ interdependency digital-mapping and programme design for resilience. It is developed with the aim of helping to understand and apply complex systems thinking in urban contexts.
“Politics always got in the way of the public interest. This time it was completely different. We understood we are all human beings that could be affected – no one was safe. This brought our society together.”
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.
“We became human around a fire at night”, said Peter Willis, as we talked with him about the power of reflective learning. “Conversation is more primitive than we think”. Peter is interviewing senior leaders each week over 16 weeks to capture their reflective learning.