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.
Following its launch, we are delighted to support this valuable work by the Coalition for Urban Transitions, that sets out investment priorities for national governments post Covid to boost their economies today and progress toward long-term resilience and prosperity tomorrow.
What is the role of leadership in grasping the opportunity to emerge positively from Covid, and transform our urban systems? How might it help if we saw things through a child’s eyes? Webinar with Seth Schultz and Sara Candiracci took place on Monday 1 June 2020. A recording of this session now available.
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.