The Resilience Shift

Water Resilience Design and Execution: the State of the Art

Thursday 30 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: FH Little Theatre
Edward Burtynsky

The Resilience Shift* features a showcase of advances in resilience and complex systems theory, hydrosystems engineering, urban systems planning, and water governance and human dimensions of water management. Leading water resilience scientists and practitioners will present their current work on water systems resilience design for urban systems, basins, and transboundary water sources.  The moderated, interactive session will feature advances in planning and decision support tools, resilience diagnosis and design approaches, and applied work in representative cities and basins of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.  The showcase will preview scientific research forming a special issue of the journal Water Security: "Water is the Master Variable: Solving for Resilience in the Modern Era".

*The Resilience Shift is a global initiative led by Arup with the support of the Lloyd's Register Foundation, which aims to catalyse resilience within and between critical infrastructure sectors. Partners in the showcase include Arup, the Global Water Partnership, Resolute Development Solutions, SIWI, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum.

Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.


16:00-16:10  Opening Energizer:  Resilience through Water
Dr. Fred Boltz, Resolute Development Solutions and The Resilience Shift     

16:10-16-22  Freshwater Resilience by Design: Principles and Methods
Prof. Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts - Amherst   

16:22-16:34 City-Source Interdependencies and Water Resilience: Mexico City and the Valley of Mexico 
Sarah Freeman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

16:34-16:46  Urban Systems Planning through a Water Lens: the City Water Resilience Framework
Alexa Bruce, ARUP 

16:46-16:58  Urban Water Resilience Solutions: Decision Support Tools and Technologies
speaker (tbc), World Economic Forum 4IR Urban Water Initiative  

16:58-17:10  Designing for Resilience in Transboundary Waters      
Anjali Lohani, Global Water Partnership   

17:10-17:30 Moderated Interactive Discussion with the Audience: Practicing the State of the Art