Resilience learning for water sector culture change

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Baker, K. , Tang, S. , Sweetapple, C. , Ward, S. , Staddon, C. , Bishop, T. , Bulmer, P. and Butler, D. (2018) Resilience learning for water sector culture change. In: 6th Joint EWA/JSWA/WEF Conference: Resilience of the Water Sector, Munich, Germany, 15-18 May 2018. Hennef: European Water Association, pp. 6-26 Available from:

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This paper investigates barriers to creating a resilient water sector, focussing on the workforce. Firstly, it explores the definition of resilience and whether the workforce and customers are ready for a culture shift to create a more resilient sector. Secondly, it reports the threats that water companies are facing in making the shift to create a more resilient workforce. Thirdly, the resilience-building measures reported are mapped onto the Safe & SuRe framework (Butler et al. 2017), which enables interventions to be classified as either mitigation, adaptation, coping or learning and helps to illustrate how they act to minimise the consequences of any future threats (Figure 1). The paper concludes by summarising its wider contributions to knowledge, policy and practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, resilient water sector, workforce
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
Depositing User: J. Quah
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 15:14
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2018 07:30


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