Climate resilient infrastructure

Free PDF's     31st July 2023        
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The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)’ s annual meet aims to scale up potential solutions for a more resilient world.

Resilient infrastructure refers to infrastructure systems designed to withstand and recover quickly from shocks and stresses, such as natural disasters and climate change impacts.

Key aspects of resilient infrastructure:

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Benefits of resilient infrastructure

  • Economic Stability: Resilient infrastructure reduces economic losses, ensures continuity of critical services, and facilitates swift recovery.
  • Community Well-being: Resilient infrastructure safeguards access to essential services, promoting public safety and health.
  • Climate Change Adaptation: Resilient infrastructure helps communities adapt to climate change impacts and extreme weather events.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Resilient infrastructure reduces emissions, preserves natural habitats, and promotes sustainable resource management.

Examples of Resilient Infrastructure: Flood-resistant Buildings, Smart Grid Systems, Green Infrastructure: 



Way forward

  • Nature-based Solutions: Using green infrastructure to enhance resilience and absorb floodwaters.
  • Climate-Resilient Design Standards: Incorporating climate projections into infrastructure design.
  • Smart Grids and Energy Systems: Deploying advanced technologies for energy efficiency and reliability.
  • Resilient Transportation Systems: Developing robust networks to withstand extreme weather events.
  • Flood Management and Water Storage: Constructing infrastructure to control floods and manage water.
  • Innovative Construction Materials: Using durable and sustainable materials for long-lasting infrastructure.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Integration: Using sensors and data analytics for real-time infrastructure management.
  • Community Engagement and Social Resilience: Involving communities in planning and building social resilience.
  • Climate-Resilient Urban Planning: Considering the climate in urban planning and land use practices.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Measures: Implementing early warning systems and emergency response plans.

Conclusion: Resilient infrastructure plays a critical role in safeguarding communities and ensuring the continuity of essential services in the face of natural disasters, climate change, and other disruptive events. By incorporating innovative solutions and practices, infrastructure systems can better withstand and recover from crises in this era of climate change.

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