In Pursuit of Resilience for Critical Infrastructure
By Richard S. Mroz, GRI Distinguished Corporate Fellow
Our current world is one that is increasingly data driven—virtually every sector of every region relies on data for project implementation, operations, and management. While data is an undoubtedly useful tool, Richard S. Mroz of Resolute Strategies, LLC, takes a bold step away from traditional perspectives of “reliable and adequate” infrastructure and explains the need for a new approach to planning for resilience, including using consequence-based assessment tools to guide resilience solutions.
A Conversation with Dr. Janice Barnes on Approaching Climate Change with Optimism
By Kathleen Fleischauer, GRI Global Development Coordinator
Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a major report identifying the devastating impacts of climate change. The landmark report concluded that human activities are to blame for the current state of global warming, and that further climate disruptions are a certainty in the coming decades. After 30 years of working to mitigate the effects of climate change, Dr. Janice Barnes, is no stranger to the gravity of the global climate situation.
Reflecting on 9/11 and the Resilience Imperative
By Stephen Flynn, GRI Founding Director
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, GRI Founding Director Stephen Flynn reflects on his experience of witnessing from Manhattan the terrorist attacks that shattered national security and countless lives. Drawing on his role in advising U.S. Commissions before and after the attacks, congressional testimony he has provided on 31 occasions, and his research on both national security and societal resilience, Dr. Flynn points to the lessons we should have learned and still must learn from the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
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