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We are interested in the news and views of others about critical infrastructure resilience and related matters. When we find something we like or find useful, we will share it and post the link here. You can suggest links to include.
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CliFi means “climate fiction” and refers to fictional books that bring climate change science to the reader. Cli-Fi can help us understand what future climate may be like or what current climate effects are. The authors get us to think about the ‘what if’s – and future Earths.
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Highlights from CityVerve’s smart cities roundtable in an article and podcast called CityChat. Five main themes emerged: citizen engagement, data, the examples set by smart cities abroad, funding, and how things are set to change.
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This paper by RE.bound Program, and re:focus partners llc, offers a path forward for governments at all levels – cities, states, federal agencies, and international aid programs – to align public-sector disaster risk reduction measures with private insurance using Resilience Bonds.
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Vanita Suneja of WaterAid reports on what is being done to prevent South Asia running out of underground water, and five key challenges to create a robust groundwater management regime.
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The aim of the Adaptation Support Tool is to assist users in developing climate change adaptation strategies and plans by providing guidance, links to relevant sources and dedicated tools. The European Climate Adaptation Platform Climate-ADAPT is a partnership between the European Commission and the European Environment Agency.
[ Guidance / Tool / Website ]
These guidelines establish how the City can increase its resiliency to
unavoidable climate change through design as an integral part of the project planning
process for agencies and their designers.
[ Guidance ]
Deep uncertainty acknowledges a dynamic system where inputs — such as rainfall or economic growth or regulations — are changing or unknown. Deep uncertainty methods are not yet widespread among water utilities, but the ideas are gaining ground. Scenario planning allows utilities to ask questions that, in the past, would have been viewed as unusual.
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Inframanage.com, developed in New Zealand, provides a resource for Infrastructure Management Professionals with curated information for international infrastructure management.
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This article underlines how it is worthwhile and economically efficient to invest more money in prevention. A new study from Zurich Insurance Group reviews 12 of Zurich’s global Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) reports and highlights lessons learned.
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The 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering is a federation of four universities of technology in the Netherlands jointly committed to strengthening and pooling technical knowledge.
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This Climate Lens is a requirement of the Investing in Canada bilateral agreements signed between Infrastructure Canada and the provinces and territories. The assessment tool will require stakeholders to report on how proposed projects contributes to or reduce carbon pollution, and to consider climate change risks in the location, design, and planned operation of projects.
[ Article / Tool ]
Strategies for enhancing resilience in transportation infrastructure systems include redistributing available funding through a special funding vehicle, using resilience-based performance measures.
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The World Bank published guidance on ‘Transport Sector Recovery: Opportunities to Build Resilience’. Part of their Disaster Recovery Guidance Series. Restoring the transport sector after a disaster is essential to the overall recovery process in the aftermath of a disaster.
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