City Water Resilience ApproachThe Resilience Shift

 

Research, literature review and step-by-step methodology for resilient water supplies

Urban water resilience means our cities have the capability to meet the demand for water, so every resident has access and is protected from water-related hazards.

This is the goal of the City Water Resilience Approach from The Resilience Shift. The framework was developed for application around the world by providing a process that can assess a water system and improve coordination of water governance. There are several components to this framework:

  • Literature review of governance models that can contribute to water resilience planning.
  • Explanation of the City Water Resilience Framework, which evaluates existing systems and outlines goals and indicators.
  • A step-by-step methodology for cities to apply the framework: system mapping, resilience assessment, option identification and prioritization.
  • City reports from around the world based on their experiences using the framework.

The framework is split into five stages:

  1. Understand the water system to collect information and establish the team
  2. Assess urban water resilience through research, diagnosis and reporting
  3. Develop an action plan to prioritize the next steps
  4. Implement the action plan and evaluate based on the initial assessment
  5. Evaluate, learn and adapt – the resilience measures, stakeholder involvement and top objectives

All the resources are available from The Resilience Shift.

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