In this session at World Water Week, we explore three city case studies using governance, spatial analysis and machine learning approaches to deliver resilient, blue-green growth in Addis Ababa, Hull and Shanghai. With Louise Ellis, The Resilience Shift and Arup, Living with Water Partnership/Hull & East Riding’s Lee Pitcher, Resilient Cities Network’s Katrin Bruebach (moderating), the Shanghai Urban Construction Design and Research Institute’s Xiaoxuan Ma, and the World Resources Institute’s Rogier van den Berg.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted businesses all over the world and organisations such as The Welding Institute have had to shift to a new way of working to bolster their resilience and adaptive capacity.
This session will showcase how individual cities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin and North America have built resilience to future shocks and stresses and increased uncertainty, and the role of stakeholders at different levels in the process. As part of the multi-stakeholder session, Louise Ellis is hosting a keynote on behalf of Arup and The Resilience Shift, in partnership with Tony Wong, Water Sensitive Cities.
Juliet Mian looks back at the first quarter of 2021 and shares highlights of our work at the start of this year including our focus on reaching out to create more partnerships to accelerate more resilience for more people in more communities. Plus Things we like…
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 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.
Juliet Mian looks back over highlights from the last quarter and at what we have learned together, with a reminder that there is no silver bullet when it comes to resilience.
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.