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The second day of the Global Knowledge Exchange was all about shaping the City Water Resilience Framework assessment tool. Teams from the Resilience Shift and the City Water Resilience Framework hosted a number of sessions throughout the day.

Inigo Ruiz-Apilanez and George Beane gave a detailed overview on the fieldwork conducted in Amman, Mexico City, Hull, Cape Town and Miami, and how the data collected was interpreted.

They explained the methodology to incorporate the participant’ efforts and contributions and it was clear the cities’ contributions were translated in a robust way to inform the development of the assessment tool.

Following this we broke out into groups and the 30+ experts from more than ten countries and different organisations and backgrounds discussed which are the key goals and indicators to understand, frame and assess water resilience in cities. The amount of knowledge, and experience that brought together meant that the quality of feedback being received was invaluable.

Measurability and relevance of indicators ranging from transparent and flexible procurement processes to innovative financing were discussed.

The interesting perspective of representatives from cities including Rotterdam, Manchester and Thessaloniki provided new contributions that will also lead to further iterations of the assessment tool.

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