We are excited to be presenting a number of sessions at the #Innovate4Cities conference this month, ahead of COP26. Co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), the Innovate4Cities conference will be the leading gathering on urban solutions and implementation pathways by and for cities, researchers, policy makers, businesses, innovators and students in 2021.
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.
This session explores how water utilities around the world can tackle future uncertainties. With Arup’s Mark Fletcher and Janine Witko, DC Water’s David Gadis, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s Debra Shore, Northumbrian Water’s Ian Gray, and hosted by Louise Ellis of The Resilience Shift.
Savina Carluccio, Head of Guidance, Tools and Standards at The Resilience Shift, moderated a discussion on urban opportunities for South Africa as part of Africa Cities and Built Environment Day.
We were thrilled to be involved in a number of events this week for London Climate Action Week, providing expert insight on panel discussions, and showcasing one of our own initiatives.
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.
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.