SP 8.7 Resilient risk management strategies for critical infrastructure within cities

Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Oscar Auditorium

Recent extreme events within Europe and beyond have demonstrated the vulnerability of infrastructure networks and highlighted the challenges there are in the context of improving resiliency of cities and their infrastructure. This interactive session provides an opportunity to explore and discuss experiences, challenges and lessons learned on moving from risk assessment to adaptation planning and implementation that also consider interdependencies and connecting science to practice and policy. After short presentations on experiences of leading cities, EU projects and national approaches, participants will together explore perspectives on crucial factors for managing critical infrastructure in the context of change.

Organised by Annemarieke Grinwis, Deltaprogramme, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Tara Geerdink, TNO, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, the Netherlands
Roger Street, UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Partners City of Amsterdam, Waternet, the Netherlands
City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Arcadis, the Netherlands
Chair Adriaan Slob, TNO, Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific research, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Roger Street, UKCIP, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
David van Raalten, Arcadis, the Netherlands
Presentations

Adaptation approach to critical Infrastructure from a national policy perspective in the Netherlands and a practical/managing approach in the United Kingdom, pitch and reflection
Annemarieke Grinwis, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands  - Reaction: John Dora, John Dora Consulting Limited, United Kingdom

Experiences from the RESIN and INTACT project (network interdependencies) with reaction from the city of Rotterdam
Tara Geerdink, TNO, Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific research, the Netherlands
Reaction: Nick van Barneveld, City of Rotterdam the Netherlands

Approach to critical infrastructure from city of Toronto with reaction from the city of Amsterdam
David MacLeod, City of Toronto, Canada
Reaction: Rob Koeze, City of Amsterdam, Waternet, the Netherlands

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE