A new report from ICSI, published on World Water Day, collates projects and cities that serve as examples of innovative solutions for climate adaptation, mitigation and development strategies, including the City of Rotterdam, highlighted for its ongoing innovation in climate resilience preparedness.
“The adoption of the Versailles Declaration… is a signal that this crisis can and must accelerate, rather than derail, the march towards cheaper, more secure, clean energy.” We share this opinion piece recently published by Nigel Topping, UN High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26.
Involving the community, as in Oceanside, California, is key to co-developing long-term resilience for coastal cities battling to save their beaches from rising sea levels and erosion.
Speaking at the closing lecture, Seth Schultz admitted that he had previously been sceptical that the engineering community was willing to make changes in order to deal with the climate emergency. But the profession has shown that it is, and this response was consistent around the world, and from very senior or retired engineers, right down to new graduates.
Community data is helping Ventura County better support its farmworker communities with services and crisis response that leaves no one behind and builds resilience.
Nature-based solutions are helping the town of Paradise to protect itself from future fire risks, maintain forest health, and build a more resilient community.
Three films showcase innovative community-led solutions to challenges that will resonate with other communities around the world—with a focus on wildfire, sea level rise, and the global pandemic.
Savina Carluccio, ICSI Programme Director, and Resilience Shift Head of Guidance, Tools and Standards, contributes to this piece in Civil Engineering on the unintended vulnerabilities and dependencies in infrastructure that can undermine its resilience.