Justifying investment in resilience

The final instalment of CIRIA’s infrastructure resilience event series ‘Justifying investment in resilience’ will examine the drivers for investing in resilient infrastructure and provide a platform for practitioners to share approaches to building robust business cases.

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There are many drivers to investing in infrastructure resilience, and investment is key to ensuring resilient and sustainable infrastructure for the UK. This one day event will discuss some of these drivers and explore examples of strategic planning arrangements and the challenges of prioritising investments and aligning investments programmes. 

Building a robust business case through conveyance of the infrastructure needs and multiple benefits from resilience measures to investors and end-users; application of practicable levels of resilience; and ‘real’ options analyses (as advocated within HM Treasury’s The Green Book and its supplementary series of guides) will be demonstrated during the afternoon by practitioners involved in CIRIA’s Infrastructure and Resilience Focus Group. During this session delegates will gain insight into the barriers, commonalities and opportunities associated with the implementation of resilience measures. The high-level perspectives, questions and answers gathered in the morning will be challenged or supported by those implementing measures in practice.

The knowledge and information gathered at this event and wider series will inform a CIRIA position paper on infrastructure resilience which includes some of the blockers to making infrastructure systems more resilient and set out defining CIRIA’s ambitions in supporting the resilience of infrastructure systems, recognising that CIRIA’s membership is inclusive of many sectors and elements of the supply-chain. 

This event is the final 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 Lee.kelly@ciria.org 

Why attend? 
Delegates at this event will: 
  • explore the drivers of investment and strategic planning of resilient infrastructure
  • hear how they can align and prioritise investment 
  • consider how they can build the business case for investment through translation of cost/benefit analyses and practicable levels of resilience
Session One:  Strategic planning and investment prioritisation

9.30 Registration 

10.00 CIRIA / Arup Welcome 

10.10 Chair’s welcome and introduction 

10.20 Researcher-Stakeholder Engagement to Inform Investments:
The ARCC experience
Roger Street, Senior Research Fellow, UKCIP 

10.40 Title to be confirmed 
Gemma Holmes, Climate Change Committee 

11.00 Resilience: where do, and where don’t, economic regulators fit in?
John Holmes, Head of Better Regulation and Policy, Office of Rail and Road
Steven Dennis, Office of Rail and Road 

11.20 Refreshment break 

11.40 Title to be confirmed 
Andrew Pearce,  Deputy Director, Asset Management Operations, 
Environment Agency  

12.00 Considerations for Resilience Planning applied to the Water Supply in
Will Carroll, Technical Lead, (Resilience and Area Strategy), Scottish Water 

12.20 Panel Q & A 

12.50 Summary 

13.00 Networking Lunch

Session 2: Building a robust business case for resilience 

14.00 Welcome and introduction 

14.10 Title to be confirmed Dr Tom Dolan, ICIF Centre Manager and Senior Research Associate
14.30 Resilience: from theory to practice  
Dr Geoff Darch, Associate Director, and Nick Rushall,
Practice Manager, Atkins  

14.50 Determining the benefits of investing in flood resilience
Jonathan Simm, Technical Director, HR Wallingford 

15.10 Refreshment break 

15.40 Why did the chicken even have to cross the road? - 
identifying the benefits of integrated infrastructure 
Chris Fry, Managing Director, Temple group

16.00 The challenges for investment prioritisation for resilience challenges
Ian Gray, Global Lead for Water Asset Management, Arup and Institute
of Asset Management UK Executive Director 

16.20 Panel Q & A

16.50 Chair’s summary

17.00 Close 

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

26 April 2017
10.00am - 16.30

Arup, London
13 Fitzroy St, London W1T 4BQ

FREE - Half day 
£95+VAT - Full day 

£95+VAT - Half day 
£150+VAT - Full day 

If you are experiencing issues trying to register for this event please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email patrick.williams@ciria.org
26/04/2017 - 26/04/2017
Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 4BQ

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