Dr Bruce Chong, specialist in smart and resilient city planning and implementation, shares his reflections on urban resilience under the COVID-19 pandemic in this perspective from East Asia.
“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”
We are sharing a platform with the Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities Asia programme at this year’s World Urban Forum. We ask them more about their international collaborative approach for local climate adaptation action.
The Water Resilience Profiles for the City of Cape Town and Greater Miami and the Beaches are now published providing an opportunity to see how they have used the City Water Resilience Approach to build the resilience of their water systems.
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.
Lessons from Cape Town’s water crisis were shared at Scotland Climate Week with a plethora of interesting discussion points identified as relevant to the context of Scottish water governance
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)’s Panchali Saikia reports from the IWA-IDB Innovation Conference on Sustainable Use of Water: Cities, Industry and Agriculture (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 30 September to 03 October 2019), where the City Water Resilience Approach was presented by Ricard Giné, Programme Manager, SIWI.
The Resilience Shift and Arup joined as core partners in the Water Action Track launched by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 24.