B.5 Assessing Resilience at the City Level: Methods, Frameworks, Models, and Tools
Prof. Christos Makropoulos (KWR Watercycle Research Institute)
Dr. Mark Fletcher (Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd)
Prof. David Butler (University of Exeter)
Type of presentation:
Securing the provision of water services in the cities of tomorrow, within a dynamically changing context is a key objective for different stakeholders, including the water industry, city authorities, technology developers, governments, environmental agencies and regulators and of course citizens themselves. These services are challenged (a) in the supply side due to climatic change and resulting uncertainty, (b) in the delivery side, as infrastructure gets older in a context of limited investment and (c) at the demand side with demographic and socio-economic trends changing demand levels and patterns. A growing understanding of the need for looking at the nexus between water, wastewater, drainage, energy and land and for taking a longer term view on (resilient) service provision under these uncertainties has resulted in a new vocabulary for city policy, centered on more system-oriented concepts, such as resilience. This session attempts to explore and highlight recent efforts to “operationalise” resilience and to help cities think in a structured way about new “water wise” design philosophies and interventions to progress towards it. Specifically, the session focuses on new and emerging methods (and metrics), frameworks, models and tools that can be used by cities to think about, deliberate on, plan for and assess the impact of new strategies and intervention options at the nexus between water, wastewater, rainfall runoff, energy and land (green infrastructure).
Objectives and expected outcome
This session addresses the following key questions:
* What is the state of art in resilience and its operationalisation into practical interventions?
* What are the most promising new frameworks, models and tools that can be used to look into (some of) the key aspects of resilience?
Following are the expected outcomes:
* Awareness of practical approaches available to operationalise resilience
* Identification of barriers and opportunities in bringing resilience to practice
Policy makers and regulators, local and national authorities, water utilities, knowledge intensive technology companies, researchers and professionals
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Towards a Comprehensive, General Resilience Assessment for Intervention Development in Water Distribution Systems
Governance Capacity as Premise for Resilient Management of Water, Waste, and Climate Change
Resilience as in a Garden City Paris Footprint: Paradigm Change from Satisfactory Objects to Resilient Neighbourhoods