...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.

Hull Water Resilience Profile (CWRA)

The City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) provides a model for urban water resilience based on consultation with over 700 individual stakeholders and field work in eight cities around the world, including Hull. The CWRA recognizes that shocks and stresses on the water system can have cascading impacts on a range of other city systems. An approach has been developed that considers water within the wider context of urban resilience, and that engages with the diverse stakeholders involved across Hull, Haltemprice and the wider catchment.

Living with Water (LWW), Hull and East Riding is a unique partnership between the Environment Agency, Hull City Council, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Yorkshire Water and the University of Hull. For more information visit livingwithwater.co.uk. As part of their ambitious programme to address water resilience, LWW have been actively involved in development and application of the CWRA, beginning with fieldwork and engagement with over 150 stakeholders during 2018. This report summarises the outputs from Step 2 of the CWRA process undertaken with LWW during 2020. The outputs from Step 2 comprise a Water Resilience Profile that is built up through four steps, which are reflected in the structure of this report.

The Hull Water Resilience Profile represents an opportunity to continue regional efforts to build resilience capacity and explore strategies, through multiple lenses, to improve the water security of the region. The actions identified provide a foundational architecture upon which stakeholders can build upon by means of policies, projects, and continued coordinated work. The insights generated from this approach will ultimately help to protect the lives and health and well-being of the region’s inhabitants and environmental assets.

Publication date: 9 November, 2021
Authors: The City Water Resilience Assessment (CWRA) project team for Hull and Haltemprice includes George Beane (Arup), Tom Doyle (Arup), Louise Ellis (Arup / The Resilience Shift), Sophie England (Arup), Sophie Fisher (Arup Project Manager), Louise Kennedy (Arup), Iñigo RuizApilánez (Arup / The Resilience Shift), Martin Shouler (Arup Project Director), Paul Simkins (Arup Project Lead and Lead Author/Designer), Phillipa Stanley (Arup) , Karina Hoggarty (Arup), Roman Svidran (Arup), Lu Yang (Arup). The Living with Water (LWW) team includes Emma Brown, Eve Pierrepont, Catherine Johnson, Rachel Glossop, Andrew Barron, Lynnsey Pilmer, Astrid Paget, Martin Budd, Lee Pitcher.