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Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Hazard-Event Disruptions (presented by Mick Bilney MBA | Global Senior Principal | Asset Management & Resilience | Cardno)

Location: Hybrid Event (in-person and virtual)

Date:  22 October 2021

Time: 1130: Meeting | 1145: Presentation | 1245: Q&A and Discussion

Location: DFAC Conference Room, Clay Kaserne

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Synopsis: Attendees will learn how improving resilience of facility infrastructure and assets and developing “Resilience Intelligence” can help organization leadership and operations managers respond to an increasing number and severity of mission-disrupting climate and other natural hazard events.   

The presentation uses case studies from defense and civilian agencies to provide practical guidance for improving organization and operational resilience and how Resilience Intelligence can increase the agility, effectiveness, efficiency, and speed of recovery.  The case studies provide examples of successful approaches to climate change risk and resilience analysis, planning, adaptation, and lessons learned. 


Summary: The increasing severity and frequency of climate-related events and their disruption of military mission operations has created a ‘new normal’ for facility and infrastructure planning and management.  The nature of these disruptions is causing engineers to rethink how facilities and infrastructure assets should be managed.  As a result, and to be more proactive, facility and asset managers are recognizing the need to integrate risk-based resilience improvement in facility operations.

This recognition has come through direct experience with the effects of severe heat and drought, wildfires and floods, and tornados and hurricanes on missions in Europe, the US and around the globe.  These acute, fast-onset climate hazards have been exacerbated by the chronic, slow-onset climate hazards of increasing sea level rise and debilitating heat and water stress.  As a result, engineers have begun to focus on increasing facility and asset resilience to these and other climate hazards.  This focus on resilience has developed an emphasis on climate risk analysis, adaptation, and recovery actions to decrease the negative effects of disruption to missions, operations, supply chains, and service delivery.

Mr. Bilney will share experiences working on infrastructure risk and resilience improvement projects for defense and civilian agencies in including the Army, Navy, NASA, NOAA, and others.  Key takeaways and learning objectives of the presentation include:

4 Key Takeaways:

  • Lessons learned from program and facility risk, vulnerability, and resilience analysis.
  • An effective risk-based approach to analyzing and prioritizing climate hazard risk and resilience.
  • The importance of Resilience Intelligence.
  • Defining and measuring resilience improvement performance.

4 Key Learning objectives:

  • Mission-critical needs for facility and infrastructure resilience risk analysis and improvement.
  • Why engage in local and regional resilience planning for preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • 5 example planned resilience improvement projects.
  • 4 main Resilience Intelligence elements and related competencies.
Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Hazard-Event Disruptions
Start Date/Time:
Friday, October 22, 2021 5:30 AM