Resilience Toolbox

Resilience tools can be useful for a wide range of practitioners but it can be hard to find the right tool for the job. We have assessed a wide range of tools, which are listed below, mapped by the resilience value they add at different stages of the infrastructure lifecycle. Use the filters to break down the results by sector and user type.

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Envision




Infrastructure owners, designers, community groups, environmental organisations, constructors, regulators, policy makers

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Envision  

Envision is a groundbreaking resource for professionals involved in planning, designing, building, maintaining civil infrastructure. As a rating system for sustainable infrastructure, Envision is supported by a wide array of respected organisations involved in infrastructure design, construction, and operation.

Envision provides guidance on sustainable best practices at no cost to users, and serves not only as a planning and design tool, but also as means of evaluating infrastructure project once complete.

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Diagnose & ConceiveDesign & DeliverOperate & Maintain
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Infrastructure owners, designers, community groups, environmental organisations, constructors, regulators, policy makers

Phase

Type – Open Source - but certification cerification validation costs

Maturity

Region

Key aims Sustainability

Sector-specific? Yes

EARTH EX




Government, Civil society, Residents, and the private sector

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EARTH EX  

EARTH EX simulates global-scale disruption, with long duration power outages and cascading failures of all other infrastructures. It offers executive and senior level operational decision makers the opportunity to review critical decision-making policies, processes, roles and responsibilities – essential to the success of all other response and recovery operations.

The exercise is designed for self-evaluation, with distributed play conducted using electronic tools, and local facilitation for feedback and execution.

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Government, Civil society, Residents, and the private sector

Phase ,

Type – Purchase required

Maturity

Region ,

Key aims Risk & Resilience

Sector-specific? Yes

CAESAR

Cascading Effect Simulation in Urban Areas to Access and Increase Resilience

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CAESAR  

Cascading Effect Simulation in Urban Areas to Access and Increase Resilience

The Tool CAESAR (Cascading Effect Simulation in urban Areas to assess and increase Resilience) addresses the need to better understand the cascading effects of major disasters in connected and interdependent urban infrastructure systems. CAESAR has the capacity to identify the most vulnerable components within individual infrastructure grids and it allows to assess potential damages within the grid as well as within coupled grids. In addition, the tool is capable to simulate mitigation strategies and their effectiveness beyond single grid boundaries. Required input parameters can be adjusted to the level of the available information enabling analyses on varying levels of detail. The tool can be applied to vital infrastructure grids such as energy, transport and telecommunication.

Diagnose & ConceiveDesign & DeliverOperate & Maintain
DiagnoseOptionsProcureDesign/PlanFinanceImplementOperateMaintainDispose/Reuse

Phase ,

Type – Commercial off shelf

Maturity

Region

Key aims Slightly towards resilience focus but only seems to really focus on interdependencies and cascading disaster not normal time performance and other system behaviours. Can be used to analyse risk in scenario analysis

Sector-specific? Yes

Developed by
Fraunhhofer EMI

CRI

City Resilience Index




Infrastructure owners, designers, community groups, environmental organisations, constructors, regulators, policy makers, etc…

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CRI  

City Resilience Index

The City Resilience Index is the first comprehensive tool for cities to understand and assess their resilience, enhancing their ability to build sound strategies and plans for a strong future. Through an online platform, it uses a comprehensive, holistic framework that is applicable at the city scale – one that combined the physical aspects of cities with intangible aspects associated with human behaviour which are often relevant in the context of economic, physical and social disruption. It is developed by Arup with support from The Rockefeller Foundation.

Diagnose & ConceiveDesign & DeliverOperate & Maintain
DiagnoseOptionsProcureDesign/PlanFinanceImplementOperateMaintainDispose/Reuse




Infrastructure owners, designers, community groups, environmental organisations, constructors, regulators, policy makers, etc…

Phase ,

Type – Online Tool

Maturity

Region

Key aims Resilience&Sustainability

Sector-specific? Yes

Developed by
ARUP

GRRASP

Geospatial Risk and Resilience Assessment Platform

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GRRASP  

Geospatial Risk and Resilience Assessment Platform

Geospatial Risk and Resilience Assessment Platform (GRRASP) is a World Wide Web oriented architecture bringing together geospatial technologies and computational tools for the analysis and simulation of critical infrastructures. It allows information sharing and constitutes a basis for future developments in the direction of collaborative analysis and federated simulation. It takes on board security concerns in the information sharing process, thanks to its ability to manage users and roles consistently. Based entirely on open source technologies, the system can also be deployed in separate servers and used by EU Member States as a means to facilitate the analysis of risk and resilience in critical infrastructures.

GRRASP can be used for the analysis of complex networked systems taking into consideration cross-sectoral and cross-border interdependencies. It can be used for analyses of CI disruptions at local, regional, national, international level. GRRASP follows a tiered approach according to which Tier 1 modules can be used for the analysis of critical infrastructures at sectoral level, Tier 2 modules for cross-sectoral analyses (interdependencies), and finally Tier 3 modules for high level economic impact of CI disruption at state level.

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Diagnose & ConceiveDesign & DeliverOperate & Maintain
DiagnoseOptionsProcureDesign/PlanFinanceImplementOperateMaintainDispose/Reuse

Phase

Type – Download unavailable

Maturity

Region

Key aims Risk and resilience

Sector-specific? Yes

Developed by
European Commission

CIrcle

Ciritical Infrastrctures Relations and Consequences for Life and Environment



Policy makers, infrastructure owners and operators

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CIrcle  

Ciritical Infrastrctures Relations and Consequences for Life and Environment

CIrcle is a tool to support the analysis of domino effects of critical infrastructure failure. It gives insight into how the effects of shocks and stresses on one type of infrastructure can lead to subequent effects on other types of critical infrastructure.
Users define the dependencies between Critical Infrastructures and CIrcle facilitates the discussion between interdependent stakeholders, building trust and stimulating future partnerships.

CIrcle’s approach:

  • Gather (open) data on critical and vulnerable infrastructure
  • Gather expert knowledge on direct impacts and dependencies
  • Combine data with expert knowledge to conduct cascading effect analyses
  • Complement risk assessments with gained insights on indirect effects
  • Increase cooperation between stakeholders

Users are governmental organizations and agencies, network operators, emergency response organizations as well as large industries who are interested in the dependencies between Critical Infrastructures.

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Diagnose & ConceiveDesign & DeliverOperate & Maintain
DiagnoseOptionsProcureDesign/PlanFinanceImplementOperateMaintainDispose/Reuse



Policy makers, infrastructure owners and operators

Phase

Type – Commercial off shelf

Maturity

Region ,

Key aims Risk and Resilience

Sector-specific? Yes

Developed by
Deltares