Virtual Dialogues on Resilient Infrastructure: Towards Resilient Water Systems


Virtual Dialogues on Resilient Infrastructure: Towards Resilient Water Systems

25 February 2021

The Virtual Dialogues on Resilient Infrastructure series is targeted at government and practitioners in ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs).

The series featured interactive talks, case studies, and discussions that promote peer-to-peer learning and highlight regional and global voices, perspectives and good practices on climate and disaster resilient infrastructure. The diverse speaker line-up included DMC representatives, ADB staff, and global resilience practitioners from private and public sector.

The Virtual Dialogues was held over the course of a year commencing October 2020. The first season ran from October – December 2020 and featured three events:

  • ‘Towards Resilient Infrastructure’,
  • ‘Assessing climate and disaster risks of infrastructure systems’, and
  • ‘Measures for strengthening resilience of infrastructure.’

The first webinar of the Virtual Dialogues on Resilient Infrastructure for 2021 was on "business unusual for resilient urban infrastructure”. The webinar brought together experts and practitioners to discuss opportunities to accelerate innovation for resilient urban infrastructure.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Feb 2021 Presentation 1 Scene Setting for Resilient Urban Infrastructure
Manoj Sharma set the scene for resilience of urban infrastructure by reminding participants that 55% of Asia-Pacific region’s population will live in ...
Manoj Sharma
25 Feb 2021 Presentation 2 Risk-informed Urban Infrastructure Planning: Applying Climate and Disaster Risk Information
Alex Nash spoke on risk-informed planning and noted that such approaches are more about process than destination. That is, a good plan is one that adapts...
Alexander David Nash
25 Feb 2021 Presentation 3 Infrastructure for Urban Resilience: Integrating Gray and Nature-based Solutions Kerrie Burge, Project Manager, Monash University
25 Feb 2021 Presentation 4 UCCRTF: Economics of Urban Resilience Matthew Savage, Director, Oxford Consulting Partners


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