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Climate Week NYC: Climate Change Analysis Tool underscores inequities of current climate resilience

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One year on from launching a new Climate Change Analysis Tool (CCAT), US Telecomms firm, AT&T announce further expansion of climate resilience and impact modelling in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (US).

The first years of CCAT’s work underscores vulnerability to climate change is not evenly distributed. Instead, underserved communities tend to face the greatest dangers while having the least embedded resilience to cope with disasters.

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Building better cities after Covid-19

29 May 20

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How do we build better cities after the coronavirus crisis? The World Bank’s Sameh Wahba joins Azeem Azhar to discuss how the World Bank partners with technologists to help cities on the frontline of the pandemic, and how the dynamism of urban density can be harnessed to build the livable and inclusive cities of the future.

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Coronavirus; What role will infrastructure play in our economic recovery??

29 May 20

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To discuss the future of our transport network and how investment in infrastructure will help our economy recover, James Banks, host of AECOM’s Talking Infrastructure series, spoke to representatives from the HS2 high-speed rail project and the government agencies in charge of our roads and rail network, Highways England and Network Rail.

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Future Earth Survey

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Future Earth has published a rapid foresight survey on Covid-19 exploring global risks and opportunities for recovery and transformation. With this survey, Future Earth, the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment, and other partners seek to spark critical reflection on the challenges, but also the opportunities, that this global crisis presents, and to contribute to what will soon emerge as a global conversation on where we go from here. 

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Water system preparedness and best practices for pandemic influenza

01 Jan 09

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Journal of the AWWA: Water system preparedness and best practices for pandemic influenza (01 Jan 2009) According to public health experts and the medical community, an influenza pandemic could occur at any time. The authors conducted a literature review, interviews, and a survey of Ohio water systems to assess how prepared U.S. water systems were for a pandemic flu outbreak and found varying preparedness levels. 

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Oxford Covid-19 Impact Monitor

15 Apr 20

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The Oxford Covid-19 Impact Monitor is a new online tool from Oxford researchers. Data from mobile phones is being used to understand and predict the impact of the UK’s Covid-19 social distancing measures on population movements nationwide

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