Supporting the resilience of infrastructure systems

This final event of CIRIA’s Infrastructure Resilience series will launch a CIRIA review paper on infrastructure resilience and an action plan to raise awareness and develop further research in resilience practices. The event will be supported by a series of narratives from representatives of CIRIA’s Infrastructure Resilience Focus Group.

CIRIA’s Infrastructure Resilience series was advised by a steering group of selected CIRIA members who collectively make up the Infrastructure and Resilience Focus Group (IFRG), with representatives including Gatwick Airport; Network Rail; Highways England; CH2M; Black & Veatch; HR Wallingford; Arup; Atkins; Temple Group and Mott MacDonald. The group also comprised and engaged with representatives from the Natural Hazards Partnership.

The IFRG explored the various approaches to implementing resilience measures to infrastructure in response to climate change risks and impacts and identified the issues, opportunities and good practices surrounding infrastructure resilience. By working with the IFRG and providing a platform for leading industry practitioners to share knowledge throughout the Infrastructure Resilience series CIRIA are now better placed to propose areas of further research in the years ahead. 

08:45 Registration and breakfast

09:30 Welcome and housekeeping

09:35 CIRIA's resilience series reflections and review
Leanne Clowting / Lee Kelly, CIRIA

10:00 Industry perspectives 
- Gatwick Airport Case Study
Matthew Kent, Gatwick Airport
- Interdependencies and the catchment approach
Roger Street, UKCIP and Tom Dolan, UCL
- Financing, funding and insurance
Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford and speaker tbc
- Acceptable thresholds and what success looks like
David Pocock, CH2M and Juliet Mian, ARUP

10:40     Q&A and panel discussion on next steps

11:00     Close

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

14 December 2017
09:30 - 11:00 (registration from 08:45)

Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

FREE to attend for CIRIA members 
£50 + VAT for all other attendees 

If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on 020 7549 3300  or email

14/12/2017 - 14/12/2017
CIRIA Offices
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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