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Finding a common approach to resilience

This workshop will consider definitions of resilience across sectors, share lessons on setting appropriate levels of resilience for asset design and management, and discuss how integrated resilience plans could be developed across sectors.

This event is the third in a series of seminars and workshops focusing on infrastructure and resilience. To find out more about this series please visit our Infrastructure and resilience series page or contact [email protected]

Pre-event resources
Why attend?
Delegates at this event will:
  • discuss the components of infrastructure resilience
  • explore the practicalities of high-level government policies  
  • share approaches to assessing risk and resilience
  • consider harmonisation and benchmarking of approaches to resilience across infrastructure systems


9.00   Registration and refreshments

9.30    Welcome and introduction
           David Pocock,  Director of Asset Management, CH2M

9.35    Chair’s welcome
           John Dora, John Dora Consulting Limited 

9.40    Keynote presentation 
           Ben Fletcher, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

10.00   Panel perspectives
Each panellist will share a perspective on how their respective sectors could better integrate resilience plans in practice and if there should be a common set of criteria or approach to assessing risk and resilience.
  • John Hayday, Group Head of Business Continuity Management, BT group
  • Professor David Butler, Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter 
  • Dr Paul Conroy, Water Resilience Global Technology Lead, CH2M
  • Dr Tom Dolan, Senior Research Associate and Centre Co-ordinator, ICIF
10.30  Work group discussions

11.30  Work group summaries

11.50  Chair’s summary

12.00 Close

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

25 January 2017
09.30am - 12.00pm (registration from 9.00am)

CH2M Hill offices, Hammersmith, 43 Brook Green, London, W6 7EF

FREE for CIRIA members
£95 + VAT for all other attendees

To register your interest for this event please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email [email protected]
CH2M Hill offices 43 Brook Green Hammersmith LONDON W6 7EF

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