The world’s largest cross-sector resilience exercise is now open to play through to 31 October 2021, and is a great opportunity to test your preparedness. Register now.
The 5th Annual Earth Ex Global take place at anytime between 1 September through to 31 October 2021. Register to play by 1 September as a team, an organisation, an individual or as a family. This year’s exercise presents two engaging scenarios that everyone in the world faces – uncontrolled fires and extreme flooding events.
The UK has commitments in place to reduce carbon emissions to 0% by 2050. However to achieve this, carbon reduction needs to be embedded in the planning, design and whole life of assets. Engineers have a key role to play in enabling this to happen by understanding how climate change affects their roles in terms of mitigation and adaptation. WFEO committee member Davide Stronati examines the climate change position in the UK.
Kenya has experienced an increase in droughts and floods in the last few years due to the effects of climate change. WFEO Engineering and the Environment committee member Christine Adongo Ogut looks at how climate change is affecting Kenya, and what is being done to reduce carbon emissions in the latest WFEO climate stories blog curated by ICE.
In France, 83% of citizens view climate change as a major threat, although an unusually high proportion (20%) think it is already too late to stop the worst effects. In our latest WFEO Climate Stories blog Lylian Coelho Ferreira, WFEO Committee member, looks at how climate change is affecting France, and what the home of the Paris Convention on Climate Change is doing to tackle carbon emissions.
Water lies at the heart of the historical development of Greater Manchester, which recently piloted the City Water Resilience Framework, and water-related hazards pose a serious risk.
The report investigates integrated system thinking, dynamic performance based design and education to establish a baseline of current state-of-the-art resilience and risk management concepts with respect to managing floods.