...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.

Supporting the GCA Water Action Track at UN Climate Action Summit

The Resilience Shift and Arup joined as core partners in the Water Action Track launched by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 24.

Among its three priority actions, the Commission and Water Action Track partners aim by 2030 to “support at least 100 cities to develop and implement integrated urban water resilience planning and investment”.  The Water Action Track launched with the support of over 30 partners, who have pledged support for water resilience efforts in over 15 countries, 40 basins and 60 cities through planned programs alone.

The City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) will feature centrally in the Water Action Track strategy, as a basis for assessment and planning of urban water resilience actions.

Over the coming Year of Action, the CWRA team and the Resilience Shift colleagues will collaborate under the auspices and with the active support of the Commission to develop plans, partnerships and resources for a decade of water resilience action.  The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), managing partner of the Commission and Water Action Track has welcomed the Resilience Shift’s close partnership in advancing the CWRA as a centerpiece of urban water resilience efforts.

Presently, the Resilience Shift , Arup and GCA are planning next stage work to refine and position CWRA for broader uptake and the Water Action Track partnership as a vehicle to scale. Watch this space.

See the Water Action Track summary.

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