Lessons learned from two different crises – severe winter storm, and wildfires – both involving many impacts and major power outages, show strong parallels.
There are many synergies and connections between water and energy systems and sectors. We asked Mathaios Panteli, Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña and Julien Harou from University of Manchester to tell us more about the opportunities and challenges in jointly planning and developing water-energy systems.
Our input to BloxHub’s Summer School on Urban Resilience continues with an applied-knowledge module starting today on city systems’ interdependency digital-mapping and programme design for resilience. It is developed with the aim of helping to understand and apply complex systems thinking in urban contexts.
The first paper, authored by Dr Fred Boltz and global leaders in resilience, freshwater ecology and engineering science, is published from a Water Security Journal Special Issue on the central role of water in building resilience to climate and Earth system change.
The importance of resilient infrastructure systems has featured widely at World Water Week. Eleanor Earl, Project Leader for our work on water resilience shares some early reflections.