Africa Climate Week kicked off with a Sunday conversation about urban water resilience with Peter Willis and Martin Shouler, behind two major initiatives connected by the City of Cape Town’s Day Zero water crisis.
An informal discussion with Peter Willis and Martin Shouler will explore their insights into the links between urban water resilience and City resilience, through the lens of their work with the City of Cape Town.
In this session at World Water Week, we explore three city case studies using governance, spatial analysis and machine learning approaches to deliver resilient, blue-green growth in Addis Ababa, Hull and Shanghai. With Louise Ellis, The Resilience Shift and Arup, Living with Water Partnership/Hull & East Riding’s Lee Pitcher, Resilient Cities Network’s Katrin Bruebach (moderating), the Shanghai Urban Construction Design and Research Institute’s Xiaoxuan Ma, and the World Resources Institute’s Rogier van den Berg.
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.
Today we celebrate our participation in this year’s SIWI World Water Week that takes place 23-27 August 2021. Join us and our many partners at three different sessions, featuring cases and application of the City Water Resilience Approach, and with a focus on urban water resilience and the paradigm shifts that are needed.
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.