“Everything un-gels at a time like this” – and being un-gelled, presents the management of any large organisation with novel challenges as well as rare opportunities to leap forward.
How should we respond to a disaster or crisis such as Covid-19, the Australian bushfires or the floods in Indonesia? Jo da Silva, Resilience Shift Board member, reflects on what we mean by disaster and crisis, and how our understanding of the type of event should inform our response.
The global supply of food is an incredibly complex system, involving multiple actors and a diverse value chain from production through to consumption. Every part of the chain is dependent on infrastructure systems. We share six principles for enhancing the resilience of food transportation systems from our contribution to Cereal Foods World.
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.
Watch the journey of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia who developed a rating scheme measuring sustainability performance on infrastructure projects
“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…”
Sarah Reeves, now at DEFRA, was one of the TRL team behind the Roads and Rail resilience primers. She interviewed individuals working across the road and rail sector, and we were keen to hear her reflections.
Sharing insights from a resilience round-table exploring ways that professional institutions and associations can work together to accelerate change in how resilient infrastructure is delivered in practice.