Resilience Toolbox

Resilience tools can be useful for a wide range of practitioners but it can be hard to find the right tool for the job. The Resilience Shift has assessed a wide range of tools, which are listed below, mapped by the resilience value they add at different stages of the infrastructure lifecycle. More information about the project can be found here.

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ARGOS
CAESAR
CB-CitiesCB-Cities
CDIA Project Screening
CIrcleCIrcle
City Resilience Actions Inventory and Stakeholder Perception Review
City Scan
Climate Bonds StandardClimate Bonds Standard
Climate Lens
CRAM
CRICRI
CRIDACRIDA
CWRA
EARTH EX
Envision
Equitable Origin
FAUC®
FHWA P3 Toolkit
GeoNode
HazusHazus
NISMOD
OASIS Loss Modelling FrameworkOASIS Loss Modelling Framework
Open Data for Resilience IndexOpen Data for Resilience IndexOpen Data for Resilience Index
OpenSeesOpenSees
OurWaterOurWater
RAPTA
REDi
RELi
Reliability WorkbenchReliability Workbench
Resilience GarageResilience Garage
RVR
SimCenterSimCenter
Surging SeasSurging SeasSurging Seas
The IS Rating Scheme
ThinkHazard!ThinkHazard!
TORC
UrbanSimUrbanSim
World Bank Climate & Disaster Risk Screening ToolsWorld Bank Climate & Disaster Risk Screening Tools
XDIGlobe

ARGOS

ARGOS is a software system to support emergency organizations to make the best possible decisions in case of incidents involving atmospheric dispersion of hazardous CBRN-materials.

ARGOS is useful throughout the entire disaster life cycle:

  • During the Preparedness phase for planning, dimensioning and training – including evaluation of various ‘What-if’ scenarios.
  • During the Response phase by calculating prognoses about how the situation will evolve; what can be the consequences of the dispersion; what the proper emergency or evacuation zones are; etc.
  • During the Recovery phase; what the effect of applying possible countermeasures will be; etc.
  • and in the Evaluation phase, to study what could have been done better and how the situation could have evolved.

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CAESAR

Cascading Effect Simulation in Urban Areas to Access and Increase Resilience

The Tool CAESAR (Cascading Effect Simulation in urban Areas to assess and increase Resilience) addresses the need to better understand the cascading effects of major disasters in connected and interdependent urban infrastructure systems. CAESAR has the capacity to identify the most vulnerable components within individual infrastructure grids and it allows to assess potential damages within the grid as well as within coupled grids. In addition, the tool is capable to simulate mitigation strategies and their effectiveness beyond single grid boundaries. Required input parameters can be adjusted to the level of the available information enabling analyses on varying levels of detail. The tool can be applied to vital infrastructure grids such as energy, transport and telecommunication.

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CB-Cities

Berkeley group is actively developing such a large-scale and high-fidelity traffic simulation model for several big cities around the world. It builds upon the concept of Agent Based Modelling (ABM), where individual citizens are represented by intelligent agents. An agent is capable of navigating in a graph representation of the city’s road network along an optimum path, while maintaining interactions with other agents and dynamically re-planning the route in response to traffic congestion or road closures. The model can accommodate millions of agents and run simulations as in real time.

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CDIA Project Screening

CDIA Project Screening Tool

This tool aims to help cities identify and profile investments, particularly those prioritized in climate resilience strategies, to enhance opportunities for downstream finance.

CDIA focuses on developing investments in urban infrastructure and service between city-level urban strategies and implementing specific infrastructure projects with domestic, international, public, or private financing.

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Who is it for? (NB. Financiers and project developers of medium-sized cities in Asia and the Pacific)
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CIrcle

Ciritical Infrastrctures Relations and Consequences for Life and Environment

CIrcle is a tool to support the analysis of domino effects of critical infrastructure failure. It gives insight into how the effects of shocks and stresses on one type of infrastructure can lead to subequent effects on other types of critical infrastructure.
Users define the dependencies between Critical Infrastructures and CIrcle facilitates the discussion between interdependent stakeholders, building trust and stimulating future partnerships.

CIrcle’s approach:

  • Gather (open) data on critical and vulnerable infrastructure
  • Gather expert knowledge on direct impacts and dependencies
  • Combine data with expert knowledge to conduct cascading effect analyses
  • Complement risk assessments with gained insights on indirect effects
  • Increase cooperation between stakeholders

Users are governmental organizations and agencies, network operators, emergency response organizations as well as large industries who are interested in the dependencies between Critical Infrastructures.

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City Resilience Actions Inventory and Stakeholder Perception Review

This review aims to document and analyse existing plans, policies and projects in the city. Establish a baseline of where the city is taking action across the 12 drivers of resilience and identify efforts the City Resilience Strategy can further develop and/or advance.

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City Scan

Rapid urbanization is transforming the planet and the way we live. For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas, and 90 percent of this urban expansion is taking place in developing countries. Urbanization, if managed well, can help reduce poverty and increase prosperity, as cities can accelerate growth, attract investment, spur innovation and enhance productivity. Poorly managed urbanization, however, can exacerbate existing challenges – including insecure livelihoods, inadequate provision of infrastructure and services, poor urban and systems planning, inadequate oversight of land use and building standards – and leave cities more vulnerable to natural hazards.

In this context, the World Bank Group’s (WBG) City Resilience Program (CRP) is an effort to engage city governments in a long-term partnership to identify areas of need and opportunity and to define a robust response towards building resilience. A broad coalition of experts and working groups accompanies each city-level engagement from program design to implementation to ensure an integrated, risk-informed and spatially driven approach.

The CRP has developed an assessment tool and framework that provides a rapid assessment of the critical development challenges that cities face using publicly available data. The City Scan aims to serve as a conversation starter between the World Bank task team and client city to assess cities’ investment priorities and financing needs in six broad areas, namely: (i) population trends, (ii) city competitiveness and economic growth, (iii) access to infrastructure and public services, (iv) urban transport and mobility, (v) climate mitigation, and (vi) municipal finance and institutions. Each of these areas is informed by various sources of global flood risk information to integrate the needs and challenges of both the built and natural environments.

In addition, other supplementary information (i.e., pedestrian and public transport accessibility, building footprints, and historic and near-real time flood monitoring, among others), in collaboration with different spatial data and remote sensing service providers, are considered in this assessment to tailor fit the City Scan to cities’ specific investment needs. The City Scan is currently being piloted in 14 cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is anticipated to be scaled up to other regions in the next phase of engagement.

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Climate Bonds Standard

The CBI sets standards for physical climate resilience within components of certain sector guidance. The standards do not have a separate sector or category themselves on physical climate resilience.

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Climate Lens

The Climate Lens is a horizontal requirement applicable to Infrastructure Canada’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) and Smart Cities Challenge. It has two components the GHG mitigation assessment, which will measure the anticipated GHG emissions impact of an infrastructure project, and the climate change resilience assessment, which will employ a risk management approach to anticipate, prevent, withstand, respond to, and recover from a climate change related disruption or impact.

As part of the Investing in Canada plan, applicants seeking federal funding for new major public infrastructure projects will now be asked to undertake an assessment of how their projects will contribute to or reduce carbon pollution, and to consider climate change risks in the location, design, and planned operation of projects.

The Climate Lens will help infrastructure owners design better projects by assessing their opportunities to reduce carbon pollution and identify when they should be adapting project design to better withstand impacts of climate change (e.g. severe weather, floods, sea-level rise, etc.). A General Guidance document has been prepared to explain the required approach, define the scope of the assessment, and identify the specific information that must be submitted to Infrastructure Canada.

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Who is it for? (NB. Canada's Infrastructure owners/ project planners (Infrastructure seeking federal fundings))
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CRAM

Community Resilience Assessment Methodology

A concept paper for a community resilience assessment methodology (CRAM). The goal is to assess community resilience by measuring the preparedness of different resource areas and infrastructure systems on which communities depend (e.g. communication and transportation). Built on research and stakeholder dialogues conducted to support the development of a disaster resilience framework, CRAM places a strong emphasis on the interconnection between infrastructure and social systems and complements NIST’s ongoing effort to support community resilience planning.

This is an ongoing development with plans up until FY 2019.

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Who is it for? (NB. All key stakeholders within a community)
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CRI

City Resilience Index

The City Resilience Index is the first comprehensive tool for cities to understand and assess their resilience, enhancing their ability to build sound strategies and plans for a strong future. Through an online platform, it uses a comprehensive, holistic framework that is applicable at the city scale – one that combined the physical aspects of cities with intangible aspects associated with human behaviour which are often relevant in the context of economic, physical and social disruption. It is developed by Arup with support from The Rockefeller Foundation.

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CRIDA

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 will initially launch as a publication, and support a community of practice to rapidly scale up implementation.

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CWRA

City Water Resilience Approach

The City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) responds to a demand for innovative approaches and tools that help cities build water resilience at the urban scale. The CWRA was developed to help cities grow their capacity to provide high quality water resources for all residents, to protect them from water-related hazards, and to connect them through water-based transportation networks (“provide, protect, connect”).

The approach is the result of fieldwork and desk research, collaborative partnerships with subject matter experts, and direct engagement with city partners. Based on this research, the CWRA outlines a process for developing urban water resilience, and provides a suite of tools to help cities grow their capacity to survive and thrive in the face of water-related shocks and stresses. The approach details five steps to guide cities through initial stakeholder engagement and baseline assessment, through action planning, implementation and monitoring of new initiatives that build water resilience.

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EARTH EX

EARTH EX simulates global-scale disruption, with long duration power outages and cascading failures of all other infrastructures. It offers executive and senior level operational decision makers the opportunity to review critical decision-making policies, processes, roles and responsibilities – essential to the success of all other response and recovery operations.

The exercise is designed for self-evaluation, with distributed play conducted using electronic tools, and local facilitation for feedback and execution.

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Envision

Envision is a groundbreaking resource for professionals involved in planning, designing, building, maintaining civil infrastructure. As a rating system for sustainable infrastructure, Envision is supported by a wide array of respected organisations involved in infrastructure design, construction, and operation.

Envision provides guidance on sustainable best practices at no cost to users, and serves not only as a planning and design tool, but also as means of evaluating infrastructure project once complete.

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Equitable Origin

Equitable Origin Platform

Tool 1: EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development

The EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development provides a framework for implementing and verifying enhanced environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, greater transparency, more accountability, and better outcomes for local stakeholders in energy development projects. The EO100™ Standard represents leading industry practices and references international standards for evaluating site-level ESG performance of energy and energy infrastructure projects.

The EO100™ Standard encompasses the following Principles:

  • Corporate Governance, Transparency & Ethics
  • Human Rights, Social Impact & Community Development
  • Indigenous People’s Rights
  • Fair Labor & Working Conditions
  • Climate Change, Biodiversity & Environment

Tool 2: Equitable Origin Platform

The Equitable Origin (EO) Platform is a one-stop resource that provides energy companies, utilities, investors, and corporate power purchasers with essential tools to effectively implement and track due diligence and compliance within their operations, supply chains, and investment portfolios. The EO100™ Performance Assessment provides a quick, easy, and efficient way to measure the performance of energy and energy infrastructure projects and suppliers of energy against a comprehensive and customizable range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators.

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FAUC®

The Framework for Acting under Uncertainty and Complexity

The FAUC framework focuses on Five Capacities of an Organization:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • Alert
  • Adaptive
  • Resilient
  • Creative

It helps to find weak spots and enables organizations to act effectively in complex and uncertain environments.

The FAUC® is delivered through two products: FAUC® PLAY and FAUC® Assessment. The approach of the FAUC©PLAY is interactive. The FAUC©PLAY uses structured dialogue, playing and the wisdom of people involved. The FAUC© assessment uses both quantitative and qualitative information and the wisdom of people involved.

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FHWA P3 Toolkit

The Center for Innovative Finance Support provides information and expertise in the use of different P3 approaches. The P3 Toolkit includes analytical tools and guidance documents to assist in educating public sector policy-makers, legislative and executive staff, and transportation professionals in implementation of P3 projects. The P3 Toolkit forms the base of a broader P3 capacity-building program which includes a curriculum of courses and webinars. The P3 Toolkit addresses Federal requirements and four key areas of P3 implementation: Legislation and Policy; Planning and Evaluation; Procurement; Monitoring and Oversight.

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GeoNode

GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). Government and Private companies are able to make official data publicly available while maintaining the ownership of their data.

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Hazus

Hazus is a nationally applicable standardized methodology that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. Hazus uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic, and social impacts of disasters. It graphically illustrates the limits of identified high-risk locations due to earthquake, hurricane, flood, and tsunami. Users can then visualize the spatial relationships between populations and other more Earthquake, Wind, Flood, Tsunami permanently fixed geographic assets or resources for the specific hazard being modelled, a crucial function in the pre-disaster planning process.

Hazus is used for mitigation and recovery, as well as preparedness and response. Government planners, GIS specialists, and emergency managers use Hazus to determine losses and the most beneficial mitigation approaches to take to minimize them. Hazus can be used in the assessment step in the mitigation planning process, which is the foundation for a community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Being ready will aid in recovery after a natural disaster.

Potential loss estimates analysed in Hazus include:

  • Physical damage to residential and commercial buildings, schools, critical facilities, and infrastructure;
  • Economic loss, including lost jobs, business interruptions, repair, and reconstruction costs;
    Social impacts, including estimates of shelter requirements, displaced households, and population exposed to scenario floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes, and tsunamis.
  • As the number of Hazus users continues to increase, so do the types of uses. Increasingly, Hazus is being used by states and communities in support of risk assessments that perform economic loss scenarios for certain natural hazards and rapid needs assessments during hurricane response. Other communities are using Hazus to increase hazard awareness.

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NISMOD

National Infrastructure Systems MODel

NISMOD is the UK’s first national infrastructure system-to-systems modelling platform and database. By 2020, the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) national infrastructure portal will open to academia and industry as well as policymakers, providing access to infrastructure datasets, simulation and modelling results.

We investigate infrastructure and its interdependencies in energy, digital communications, solid waste, transport, waste water, water supply and infrastructure governance.

NISMOD-Int is a series of open-source analysis tools for the application of evidence-based decision making to developing counties. These tools will allow recipient countries to develop and assess alternative infrastructure transition strategies for meeting their future sustainable development goals.

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OASIS Loss Modelling Framework

OASIS Loss Modelling Framework (Catastrophe Modelling)

Catastrophe modelling (known as cat modelling) is the process of using computer-assisted calculations to estimate the losses that could be sustained due to catastrophic events such as a hurricane or earthquake.

OASIS is an improved risk assessment through more models, a different view of the risk, transparency, performance, and innovation. The Oasis Loss Modelling Framework provides an open source platform for developing, deploying and executing catastrophe models. It uses a full simulation engine and makes no restrictions on the modelling approach. Models are packaged in a standard format and the components can be from any source, such as model vendors, academic and research groups.

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Open Data for Resilience Index

Open Data for Resilience Index (Beta)

The Open Data for Resilience Index is a tool to identify, assess and compare, for any country, the availability and ease of use of datasets that are considered to be key for disaster risk management. Anyone can submit a dataset. The result is a crowdsourced-database providing the state of open data for diaster risk management for any country.

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OpenSees

The Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

A centerpiece of PEER’s program is new research on simulation models and computational methods to assess the performance of structural and geotechnical systems. Breaking the barriers of traditional methods and software development protocols, PEER has embarked on a completely new approach in the earthquake engineering community by developing an open-source, object-oriented software framework. OpenSees is a collection of modules to facilitate the implementation of models and simulation procedures for structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering. By shared development using well-designed software interfaces, the open-source approach has affected collaboration among a substantial community of developers and users within and outside of PEER. Unique among software for earthquake engineering, OpenSees allows integration of models of structures and soils to investigate challenging problems in soil-structure-foundation interaction. In addition to improved models for reinforced concrete structures, shallow and deep foundations, and liquefiable soils, OpenSees is designed to take advantage of the latest developments in databases, reliability methods, scientific visualization, and high-end computing.

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OurWater

OurWater

OurWater helps users visualize the processes, stakeholders and infrastructure networks that make up their city’s water system.

OurWater has been developed to address the growing need for tools that can help cities share information between different stakeholders and visualize complex interactions. This goal of understanding the city’s water landscape is one critical element of moving towards the goal of building cities’ capacity to endure, adapt and transform in the face of water challenges.

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RAPTA

Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Assessment Framework

The Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Assessment Framework (RAPTA) is a unique tool to build ideas of resilience, adaption and transformation into a project from the start, to ensure outcomes that are practicable, valuable and sustainable through time and change. It also aligns approaches and monitoring towards common objectives, contributing to integrated strategies, and pursuing synergies in reporting between the Rio Conventions. Use of RAPTA will assist development initiatives to generate sustained positive impacts.
The RAPTA guidelines give practical guidance on the application of RAPTA in project design. The guidelines are targeted at practitioners working with local stakeholders to devise effective development projects that build resilience to shocks, stresses, and major external change.
In addition, RAPTA offers a fresh dimension to the familiar task of project planning and development – one which allows for rapid social, physical and environmental change in an uncertain world – leading to projects which deliver better results, more durably, reliably and consistently.

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REDi

Resilience-based Earthquake Design Initiative

The REDi Rating System is developed by Arups Advanced Technology and Research team, it proposes a framework for owners, architects, and engineers to implement ‘resilience-based earthquake design’ to new development. It describes design and planning criteria to enable owners to resume business operations and provide liveable conditions quickly after an earthquake, according to their desired resilience objectives. It also presents a loss evaluation methodology for assessing the success of the adopted design and planning measures in meeting the resilience objectives.

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Who is it for? (NB. To provide building owners, architects and engineers a framework for resilience-based earthquake design, specifically related to the new development of a building. The framework is not designed for use on existing structures.)
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RELi

The Resilience Action List (RELi) standard

The RELi 2.0 Rating System (RELi 2.0) is a holistic, resilience-based rating system that combines innovative design criteria with the latest in integrative design processes for next-generation neighborhoods, buildings, homes and infrastructure. By selectively bundling existing sustainable and regenerative guidelines with RELi’s ground-breaking credits for emergency preparedness, adaptation, and community vitality, RELi 2.0 is the most comprehensive reference guide and certification available anywhere for socially and environmentally resilient design and construction.

Since 2017, RELi has been managed by the U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. (USGBC) which, in conjunction with Market Transformation to Sustainability, is leading the evolution of RELi 2.0 to synthesize the LEED Resilient Design pilot credits with RELi’s Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation credits. RELi 2.0 certification is based on a point system. The number of points that a project earns determines the certification level it receives.

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Reliability Workbench

Reliability Workbench is Isograph’’s flagship suite of reliability, safety and maintainability software. You can use Reliability Workbench to display which maintenance or design changes will improve system reliability, predict the reliability of systems and create maintenance plans accordingly. The custom built report designer allows you to create reports with any amount of detail, high level right down to component specific information. Add a whole new level of detail to your system reliability presentations. The Enterprise edition of Reliability Workbench allows collaboration between colleagues on projects. Limit access to projects and folders to appropriate users and allow managers to approve or reject changes to projects with version control.

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Resilience Garage

The Resilience Garage assembles a group of 20-25 experts from across sectors and disciplines with the aim to peer review and to identify opportunities to better understand or solve challenging problems. This is done through either specific resilient projects (projects that have multiple benefits and address multiple issues) or by developing key focus areas for further consideration. It is practical – aiming for concrete recommendations – as well as fundamental – rigorously applying a rich resilience toolset. It applies the learning and tools developed following a two-year collaboration that explored how to make resilience more actionable.

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RVR

Resilience Value Realization

The Resilience Value Realization (RVR) methodology was developed by ValueLabs through funding from The Rockefeller Foundation to be used by city governments with project owners identified.

RVR is a customized approach to project planning, pre-development, and development that was designed to identify, catalyze and protect the delivery of resilience value to public and private stakeholders in a project. The RVR approach comprises working with project teams and resilience champions to be very specific about how the opportunity can create resilience and to address, as an integral part of project development, any challenges impacting the delivery of resilience value. The workshop is structured to start with understanding where things are today, then asks participants to develop an opportunity statement around where they want to be in the future, which leads to development of a roadmap for realizing that opportunity.

The tool is flexible and has also been used to identify and empower a project owner.
This tool is delivered as a workshop, but requires pre-work including interviews, data gathering, and data representation (drawings, maps, figures, etc.). This tool can be used in all geographic regions.

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SimCenter

Computational Modeling and Simulation Center

The Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter) provides next-generation computational modeling and simulation software tools, user support, and educational materials to the natural hazards engineering research community with the goal of advancing the nation’s capability to simulate the impact of natural hazards on structures, lifelines, and communities. In addition, the Center will enable leaders to make more informed decisions about the need for and effectiveness of potential mitigation strategies.

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Surging Seas

Sea Level Rise and Extreme Sea Level Analysis Service

This app exposes information from global climate models combined with datasets on vertical land movement on a local level, and shows this with local population density information (which clearly shows the extend of coastal cities), offering opportunities for data presentation previously unavailable to a wider audience.

The extreme sea levels analysis tool includes the latest historical storm surge data for the globe, high tide events, and sea levels changes caused by lower atmospheric pressure and severe winds during storms in climate scenarios.

Aside from the SLR tool, there are other similar tools as part of the same tool developer that analyse other indicators such as climate change scenarios and baseline data generation, drought monitoring, heat index, etc.

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The IS Rating Scheme

The IS Rating Scheme by Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

The IS Rating Scheme (IS) is Australia and New Zealand’s only comprehensive rating system for evaluating sustainability across planning, design, construction and operation of all phases of infrastructure programs, projects, networks and assets.

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ThinkHazard!

GFDRR, a unit within the World Bank, has developed a web-based tool ThinkHazard! to enable non-specialists (decision makers, planners and government staff) to consider the impacts of disaster on new developments of project.
Users can quickly assess the level of river flood, earthquake, drought, cyclone, coastal flood, tsunami, volcano, and landslide hazard within their project area to assist with project planning and design. Users are only required to enter their project location – national, provincial or district name. The results interface shows a user whether they require high, medium or low awareness of each hazard when planning their project.

The interface provides links to additional resources such as country risk assessments, best practice guidance, and additional websites. ThinkHazard! also highlights how each hazard may change in the future as a result of climate change.
The tool is a web-based open source mapping platform allowing other developers to improve or alter the platform.
This tool is available in English, French, and Spanish. Data is available for all countries, but the information is most relevant for less developed countries as GIS datasets are more advanced in more developed countries.

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TORC

Training for Operational Resilience Capabilities

The Training for Operational Resilience Capabilities (TORC) approach addresses three distinct training arenas; operational training addresses the exploration of the necessary margin of maneuver in the “compliance vs resilience” space, managerial training addresses the assessment of a reasonable and accountable space of maneuver, while integrated training addresses the active reconciliation of margin and space of maneuver. This facilitates a continual process of updating of rules based on the enhanced knowledge about the professional competence and craftsmanship in the organization at hand.

The TORC approach is designed to be applicable in different contexts; in a normal operation context where pre-existing rules and procedures form the expectations of compliance, in an emergency context in which emergency plans form the presumptions of compliance, and in a “managing the unexpected” context in which the applicable set of rules and procedures must be collected and formed instantly and situation-dependently.

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UrbanSim

UrbanSim Modelling Methodology

UrbanSim leverages state-of-the-art urban simulation, 3D visualization, and shared open data to empower users to explore, gain insights into, and develop and evaluate alternative plans to improve their communities. UrbanSim is a simulation platform for supporting planning and analysis of urban development, incorporating the interactions between land use, transportation, the economy, and the environment.

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World Bank Climate & Disaster Risk Screening Tools

Self-assessment tools provide a systematic, consistent, and transparent way of considering short- and long-term climate and disaster risks in project and national/sector planning processes. The tools target a range of sectors (both national/ policy and project levels): national plans, agricultural, coastal flood protection, energy, health, roads, water, etc.

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XDIGlobe

XDI Globe allows you to review your climate impact risks using a spatial interface, from a general area view down to an individual asset. This enables an easy overview, quickly highlighting areas at risk from each or all hazards.

Features are:

  • See high risk areas at a glance
  • Zoom in on individual assets to understand what they are and why they’re vulnerable
  • Compare the same results through Asset View or Area View
  • Identify relative impacts of each hazard
  • View different times slices
  • Interrogate individual assets for risk cost over time

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