Building water resilience involves everyone in the community. Martin Shouler introduces us to the 50L Home Coalition tackling urban water resilience through reducing demand for domestic water, and inspired by Cape Town Day Zero’s demand reduction.
The new report, Seizing the Urban Opportunity, supported by The Resilience Shift, demonstrates through the lens of six of the world’s largest economies – China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa – how national governments have a central role to play in unlocking the enormous potential of cities.
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.
Thank you to all those involved at the inspiring Climate Adaptation Summit – let’s keep moving onwards and upwards in 2021. We share some of their highlights, some of our highlights, including a peek at our plans to develop climate resilient infrastructure guidance, and updates from the Anchoring Sessions we enjoyed the most.
Next steps for our support of the City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) to build urban water resilience, with plans to roll out to 3 city-regions in Africa in partnership with the Resilient Cities Network and Arup, as part of the WRI’s Urban Water Resilience in Africa Initiative.
Following its launch, we are delighted to support this valuable work by the Coalition for Urban Transitions, that sets out investment priorities for national governments post Covid to boost their economies today and progress toward long-term resilience and prosperity tomorrow.
Our input to BloxHub’s Summer School on Urban Resilience continues with an applied-knowledge module starting today on city systems’ interdependency digital-mapping and programme design for resilience. It is developed with the aim of helping to understand and apply complex systems thinking in urban contexts.
Cities have registered 95% of Covid-19 cases. As a key partner in our Resilient Leadership initiative, Lauren Sorkin, Acting Executive Director, Global Resilient Cities Network, writes on how resilience leadership in cities is critical.