Lloyd’s register and Arup have formed a partnership that will seek to make water and other infrastructure more resilient through a £10 m programme involving engineers researchers and businesses.
The programme will develop standards and build networks to establish best practice and improve training. “We are seeing growing interest in resilience of communities, cities and critical infrastructure from governments, industry and businesses in response to the challenges of climate change, rapid urbanisation and globalisation. We believe this programme provides a unique opportunity to embed resilience into mainstream thinking and doing,” said Arup director, Jo da Silva.
The programme team will, said Arup, “explore how resilience engineering can become a mainstream discipline, through channels such as establishing its own standards, embedding incentives for businesses, developing professional qualifications and being a catalyst that drives international knowledge sharing networks.”