Why is this important?
Infrastructure is long-lived and the adverse effects of aging infrastructure can threaten its value for money and capacity to deliver the services that it is intended to provide. To ensure quality of services, infrastructure needs to be resilient. Resilience is essential to absorb the impacts of adverse shocks. Tackling the complex challenges and opportunities related to infrastructure resilience and maintenance requires a multidimensional approach. It must consider factors at the local, regional, national and global levels. This approach seeks to get the best out of an infrastructure asset over its life cycle, across functions and the entire infrastructure system/network, leveraging new technologies and nature-based solutions.
Costs generally estimated to assess affordability of new infrastructure projects in OECD countries, 2020
How to strengthen infrastructure resilience and maintenance?
Country case studies
- Compendium of federal nature-based resources
- Working group on climate change and road resilience
- Real-time monitoring for better bridge maintenance
- Adaptive water management
- Planning and management of the Ridracoli dam
- Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Initiative
- Climate Lens
- Green-Blue Networks
- Evaluation of asset performance
- Network Performance Improvements (SNCF)
- New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank
- John Hart Generating Station (GIH, 2019)
- Mersin Integrated Health Campus (GIH, 2019)
- Milton District Hospital Expansion (GIH, 2019)
- Samuel De Champlain Bridge (GIH, 2021)
- Constitution of 1812 Bridge (GIH, 2021)