...in thinking

Resilience Engineered

Three films to demystify resilience, funded by The Resilience Shift, developed in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Summary for Urban Policymakers

A summary for urban policymakers, presenting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.

Resilient Leadership

Real-time learning from the Covid crisis was captured over 16 weeks of interviews with senior leaders, providing insights into what makes resilient leadership, and how to lead for resilience.

...in practice

Infrastructure Pathways

A resource for practitioners in search of clear, easy-to-navigate guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure, compiled from hundreds of leading resources, and organized by lifecycle phase.


Diagram of a working port


A multi-stakeholder, whole-systems approach is needed for ports to become low carbon resilient gateways to growth, as a meeting point of critical infrastructure systems, cities and services.


Resilience Realized

The Resilience Realized Awards recognise projects around the world at the cutting edge of resilience.

City Water Resilience Approach

CWI Wheel diagram


Download the step by step methodology to help cities collaboratively build resilience to local water challenges, mapped with the OurWater online governance tool, as used by cities around the world.

“Climate and water are intimately connected” at COP24

At COP24 today 5 December 2018, a panel session chaired by John Matthews of AGWA focused on ‘Shocks and stressors: water’s essential role in addressing climate change and disaster risk‘ as part of their ongoing campaign #climateiswater. Watch session stream here.

Convened by AGWA, SIWI, SEI, World Water Council, The German Corporation for International Cooperation, and the UN High Level Expert Panel on Water and Disasters. AGWA and SIWI are both collaborators of the Resilience Shift and SIWI is specifically a grantee on our resilient water governance work).

The Resilience Shift, along with SIWI and many other organisations from the global water sector, has presented a joint letter to the UN on building a resilient future through water, and has participated in selected UN High Level Panels on this subject at World Water Week and elsewhere this year.

The session participants included Pasquale Capizzi from Arup’s International Development team which is working with the Resilience Shift in its work on resilient water governance and influencing the water sector. The Resilience Shift along with the City Water Resilience Framework will be presenting on Friday 7 December on its governance work and introducing the WaterShare tool.

Watch session here.

A journal is to be published in parallel at globalwaterforum.org  on Mastering disaster in a changing climate: Reducing disaster risk through resilient water management. It is jointly authored by : AGWA’s John Matthews, Ingrid Timboe, Abou Amani, Anik Bhaduri, James Dalton, Kathleen Dominique, Arup’s Mark Fletcher, Danielle Gaillard-Picher, Torgny Holmgren, Xavier Leflaive, Kenneth McClune, Anil Mishra, Sonja Koeppel, Martin Kerres, Daniela Krahl, Robert Kranefeld, Tom Panella, Diego Rodriguez, Amit Singh, Susanna Tol, Maggie White, Cees van de Guchte, Frank van Weert, Niels Vlaanderen, Taeko Yokota.

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