Assessing and planning for resilient critical infrastructure

Join industry leaders to discuss the principles and latest thinking in infrastructure resilience planning for the UK, with presentations and case studies from across sectors.


Long term planning and investment prioritisation is key to ensuring resilient and sustainable infrastructure for the UK.

There is a requirement for long term strategic asset management plans which include resilience to current risks and future demands on infrastructure which consider long term asset management and whole-life thinking. There have been a variety of strategies and approaches developed by infrastructure owners, operators, designers and consultants to manage the consequences of natural hazards, increased demand and aging assets in the sector.

This event, the first in a series by CIRIA examining issues of infrastructure and resilience for the UK, will focus on introducing approaches to reducing the vulnerability of infrastructure to extreme weather and natural hazards; infrastructure adaptation planning; and embedding capacity and knowledge in organisations. For more information on the series please contact, Lee Kelly.

Why attend
Delegates at this event will:
  • consider assessment and planning of resilient infrastructure in the UK
  • discuss integrated resilience planning for infrastructure networks
  • examine cross cutting challenges across sectors including building and embedding capacity and knowledge

09.30    Chair's welcome & introduction
             Juliet Mian, Associate Director, Arup             

09.40    Key principles of infrastructure resilience planning
             Peter Von Lany, Technical Lead - Strategic Water Management, CH2M

10.00    Climate change risks and adaptation responses for UK electricity generation
            Andy Limbrick, Energy UK

10.20   Strategic Roads Network resilience plan
            Neil Loudon, Highways England

10.40   Integrating transport resilience plans for mitigating
            cascade impacts extreme weather
            Michael Smith & Tim Laverye, Network Rail 

11.00   Panel discussion and Q & A

11.30    Close

Who should attend
Engineers and asset managers working in resilience planning, risk assessment, adaptation planning

20 October 2016
9.30am - 11.30am

CIRIA, Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9PN


FREE to CIRIA members 
£75 + VAT for all other attendees 

If you are having problems registering for this event online please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email

20/10/2016 - 20/10/2016
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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