“We know that there is a massive gap in terms of the infrastructure the world needs, We also need to transform our society to make it carbon neutral. But here’s the silver lining, because this gap is so large, and is yet to be addressed, it represents a massive societal opportunity”
Since September 2019, bushfires in Australia have burned through some 10 million hectares of land. The fires have made headlines globally. With many months to go in the fire season, what does this mean for Australia’s infrastructure, and are there wider lessons for the resilience shift?
This year’s World Engineers Convention 2019 focused on ‘Engineering a Sustainable World: The next 100 years’. We report on highlights with reflections from Kara Brussen.
Caroline Field reports from the Future World Vision Leadership Summit and the collective action the engineering community is taking in infrastructure climate adaptation and resilience.
Seth Schultz is seeking to build large-scale commitment from engineering organisations to urgently adapt and incorporate sustainability and resilience into infrastructure.
Dr Juliet Mian and Pasquale Capizzi opened the 2019-20 sustainable infrastructure lecture series from UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management.
Participants at IWA-ASPIRE in Hong Kong were treated to a showcase of case studies from around the world, and technical site visits such as to the Happy Valley Stormwater Storage Scheme, an impressive 60 million litre tank in the centre of a horseracing course.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is holding its International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), in Los Angeles, California, November 6-9 2019. Caroline Field will be representing the Resilience Shift at a number of sessions.