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Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis

22 May 19

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Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) provides stepwise planning guidance for water resources planners, managers, and engineers to implement robust water management as promoted by the AGWA network — particularly for water managers working in the developing world. CRIDA is specifically designed to support the implementation of effective decisions under conditions of deep uncertainty. The scope is for practitioners working on site specific problem solving, such as water shortages and drought at a specific geographical locations in developing and highly vulnerable regions of the world.

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Rating Resilience: Factoring Climate Resilience into Infrastructure Risk Metrics

26 Mar 19

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This paper proposes a framework for defining risk metrics to capture climate resilience in infrastructure assets. It first outlines the risks that infrastructure is exposed to under a future of climate change, before summarising some of the current approaches used by large investment organisations to measure the resilience of this infrastructure. Finally, the paper proposes a method to develop a framework for risk metrics that build on these approaches.

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The Resilience Work of Institutions

01 Jul 19

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This paper recognised that an understanding of infrastructure resilience requires an understanding of the work that institutions do to produce infrastructure change. It divides the resilience work of institutions into three types: operational, regulatory, and constitutional. A proposed framework that incorporates the types of resilience work done by institutions, scales, objectives, and uncertainties is presented.

 

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Resilience-Based Performance: Next Generation Guidelines for Buildings and Lifeline Standards

23 Apr 19

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This book focuses on the enhancements that are needed in the design and construction of buildings and lifeline systems to support a community’s social stability, economic vitality, and environmental sustainability. It provides the basis of a new approach that will be of interest to engineers, economists, planners, and government officials.

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Good Governance for Critical Infrastructure Resilience

17 Apr 19

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Based on an international survey, this OECD report analyses the progressive shift of critical infrastructure policies from asset protection to system resilience. The findings are reflected in a proposed Policy Toolkit for the Governance of Critical Infrastructure Resilience, which can guide governments in taking a more coherent, preventive approach to protecting and sustaining essential services.

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Sustainability and resilience for transformation in the urban century

23 Apr 19

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This perspective paper explores how many sustainability goals contrast, or even challenge efforts to improve resilience. The authors propose a new framework that resolves current contradictions and tensions, which will significantly help urban policy and implementation processes in addressing new challenges and contributing to global sustainability in the urban century.

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Watershare

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Watershare is a worldwide network of water research organisations and utilities dedicated to applying global expertise to master local water challenges. Member experts collaborate in developing knowledge and science-based tools. The experts then apply this expertise in tackling a wide variety of water issues in their regions.

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Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities – Flood Resilience Portal

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The Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) was created by Zurich Insurance in 2013 and is an innovation in community flood resilience theory and practice. It allows users to generate evidence about the ways in which a given area or community are already resilient to floods, as well as providing a guide to further develop this resilience.

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What Are the Best Infrastructure Investments to Make? Is It Based on Economics, or Resilience, or Both?

01 Apr 18

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David Singleton, Chairman of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) considers how the launch of v2.0 of its Rating Scheme will provide input into how we should best plan, design and operate infrastructure, and look beyond purely the economic value of projects.

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Integrating modern technology across projects in Cambodia

13 Feb 18

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For People in Need (PIN) in Cambodia, technology is an essential tool for building resilience. Through the use of innovative and accessible technologies, we prioritise effectiveness and efficiency, optimise resources and increase the impact, reach and pace of our development interventions.

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NSW Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy – Partner, Prepare, Provide

01 Mar 18

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New South Wales government’s publication of its Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy, encouraging leaders in business and government to support communities by improving critical infrastructure resilience. They say ‘A state-wide resilience strategy will help keep the lights on, help keep water running, and help people and goods flow through our transport and trade routes, even in emergencies.’

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Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy Engineering and Principles

06 Mar 18

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The Institution of Civil Engineers has published a new e-book of the textbook ‘Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy Engineering and Principles’ authored by CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly, CEE PhD student Udit Bhatia, and Political Science Professor and Director of the Global Resilience Institute, Stephen E. Flynn.

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