How should we respond to a disaster or crisis such as Covid-19, the Australian bushfires or the floods in Indonesia? Jo da Silva, Resilience Shift Board member, reflects on what we mean by disaster and crisis, and how our understanding of the type of event should inform our response.
“One of the reasons that I remain optimistic after working in this space for so long, with all the challenges that we’ve had around climate change and more, is my undying confidence in humans. We’re the most creative and adaptable species on the planet.”
Course Director of Cambridge’s Construction Engineering Masters, Dr Kristen MacAskill, tells us what’s on her mind, lessons learned from the resilience round-tables, and the challenges for resilience as a discipline.
Resilience Shift has partnered with Resilience First to present the early findings from EARTH EX III//19, prior to the full report being published on the Resilience Shift website later this year.
Our infrastructure is interconnected and interdependent. A major incident in one location can cascade rapidly and have an impact on critical infrastructure systems elsewhere, affecting their ability to function, to connect communities, provide essential services, or to protect society. A ‘black sky hazard’ is defined by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS Council) as “a […]
The Resilience Shift will be sharing the early findings from EARTH EX in early December in a joint event with Resilience First and the Electric Infrastructure Security Council.
Organisations and individuals are often unprepared for extended power failures. Now they can test these scenarios by participating in the EARTH EX black sky simulation. Xavi Aldea explains why this matters and how it can help to better prepare for resilience.
“This year we put you in the decision-making seat – you have to choose what to do, and then follow that path. It’s going to be a very unique environment to work through.”