Infrastructure resilience: risk and response workshop
A workshop examining the resilience of infrastructure systems - bringing together leaders to understand the issues and creating the tools & approaches to deal with them and, importantly, implementing the solutions either as a proof of concept or operationally.
UK infrastructure faces increasing pressures and risks vulnerability from a number of factors including; frequency & severity of natural hazard events; increasing dependence on services; larger populations relying on the same supplies; increased interconnections between networks; and un-coordinated & reactive response to events. CIRIA’s 2016/17 Infrastructure Resilience event series (www.ciria.org/IRseries) identified a number of issues and challenges faced by practitioners; many of these related to:
- The fundamental aspects such as the common definitions and vocabularies
- Various aspects of organisational approach
However, in order to proactively assess and manage risks, the likelihood, location, timing and/or severity of hazards need to be understood. Hazards can be considered as falling into the following:
- External events – which can be primarily considered as environmental hazards or combinations thereof
- Human factors – ranging from demands on the infrastructure to deliberate acts of sabotage
- Component failure – where the infrastructure is unable to perform due to failure in one or more of its component parts
At this event these hazards and industry responses will be summarised, as well as a discussion on possible areas of future work and next steps.
Delegates at this event will:
- Explore environmental, performance related and human risk to infrastructure
- Share approaches to assessing risk and resilience
- Examine cross cutting challenges across sectors
10.00 Chairman’s introduction
PART 1 - Hazards
10.05 Environmental hazards - Challenges, Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
10.20 Asset performance issues/challenges, Lee Kelly, CIRIA
10.35 Human risks/challenges, Tom Dolan, Senior Research Associate, UCL
10.50 Government activity, Matt Crossman, National Infrastructure Commision
11:05 Coffee break
Part 2 - Responses
11.25 Chairman's introduction
11.30 Tools and approaches - The resilience shift, Savina Carluccio, Infrastructure Advisory Group, Arup
11.45 Research activity, Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
12.00 Standards, Doogie Black, TRIOSS, ISO convenor
12:15 Q&A and panel discussion
Who should attend
Engineers and asset managers working in resilience planning, risk assessment, adaptation planning
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
10:00 - 12:40 (Registration from 09:30)
15 Long Lane
London EC1A 9PN
Free for CIRIA members
Non-members: £95 + VAT
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