This expert panel discussion will look at the impact of climate change on our critical infrastructure. It will also explore how engineers can mitigate the risks and develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure for the future.
Climate change poses an increasing risk to the complex systems that form our global infrastructure. The interdependent nature of critical infrastructure means that any impact caused by climate change is amplified. This causes huge environmental, social and economic, consequences.
With COP28 around the corner and collaborative action needed to mitigate for an increasingly uncertain climate, how can engineers adopt new approaches to develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure?
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Professor Richard Dawson FREng is Director of Research in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. Richard’s research focuses on understanding climate and environmental risks to cities and infrastructure. He is a member of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change and a Lead Author of the Cities, Settlements and Infrastructure Chapter of the most recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Assessment.
Ana is a Reader in Water Systems Integration and Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London. She leads the development of novel systems tools focused on quantifying the interaction between the water cycle and sustainable development. She has expertise in advanced modelling of integrated water systems, as well as the analysis of processes, planning, resilience and economics. Ana was awarded the 2019 Imperial President’s Award for Excellence in Research for Outstanding Research Team. In 2022 she received Satish Dhawan Visiting Chair Professorship at the IISc Banglore, India.
Dr Raghav Pant is a Senior Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Raghav leads a project on building systemic resilience of interdependent infrastructure networks at the national scale. His analysis of failure criticality of Great Britain’s national infrastructure networks, in collaboration with Infrastructure UK in HM Treasury, was instrumental in moving the policy thinking from silo-sectored to a multi- and cross-sector one. His research has been awarded the 2016 Lloyds Science of Risk Prize in Systems Modelling and runner-up at the 2021 Lloyds Science of Risk Prize.
Date: 14 November 2023
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm