Professor Paul Jowitt shares his reflections on what makes an engineer today, why ‘lessons learned’ about failure don’t seem to be, and how systems thinking is fundamental to resilience.Read more
With Australia’s climate having warmed by roughly 1.44°C since 1910, it is already feeling the effects of climate change. Dr Marlene Kanga looks at the impact of warming on this dry continent, how much of an appetite there is for decarbonisation, and what is being done already to combat climate change.
ICE’s Brunel Lecture series highlighted the Middle East region’s move towards net zero infrastructure. Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, cabinet member and minister of climate change and environment of the United Arab Emirates, said that the shift to green building was very much needed in the region, and it was up to engineers to drive it.
The multiple drivers of change currently facing ports require a whole-systems approach before low-carbon, resilient ports transformations can be realised says a new report from The Resilience Shift. “This is the right time to catalyse the urgent action that needs to be taken by the whole ports-value chain to transform ports into low-carbon, resilient gateways”.
As the Resilience4Ports phase one report is launched, on the resilience of the ports ecosystem, we talk to project leader and maritime engineer, Mark Button, about the experiences and motivations that led him to create the project and why he believes resilience is the unifying theme that can unite multiple agendas facing ports
“The world is rapidly changing and there’s ever growing uncertainty about the future. Society must be ready for the changes to come”. Kerem Yilmaz joins The Resilience Shift as Head of Strategy with a focus on growing the impact and scale of its work.
“Together we will showcase what is available, make it accessible and connected, and support the shift to climate resilience throughout the infrastructure life cycle”
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is hosting the World Federation of Engineering Organizations’ (WFEO) Committee on Engineering and the Environment from 2019 to 2023. For this blog series, comissioned by ICE, committee members provide a snapshot of climate change impacts and solutions in their part of the world. To kick off, Professor Jianping Wu of Beijing’s Tsinghua University and his colleagues, Jing He and Xiaodong Guan, survey the scene in China.
On World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, we explore the collaboration behind this day of action and look at how the engineering community is contributing to the global climate agenda with insights from Davide Stronati and Kancheepuram N Gunalan.
Resilience First are running a series of webinars throughout March on the role innovative technologies can play in decarbonisation across a range of different sectors. See the programme and the event report from this week’s event.
It is crucial for businesses and the public sector to work together in a world facing deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies. The newly combined forces of The Resilience Shift and Resilience First is a route to driving resilience best practice at scale globally.
The next steps for the adoption of the City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) start as 40 participants join workshops in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to engage city stakeholders in assessing the water resilience risks the City faces.
Seth Schultz is giving opening remarks at the British Science Association’s For Thought summit, chaired by Lord David Willetts, whose overall theme this year is on ‘Building resilience: the role of science and innovation in creating a sustainable future’.