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Resilience learning for water sector culture change

Baker, K; Tang, S; Sweetapple, C; Ward, S; Staddon, C; Bishop, T; Bulmer, P; Butler, D

Authors

K Baker

S Tang

C Sweetapple

Dr Sarah Ward Sarah10.Ward@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Community Resilience (within CWCR)

Chad Staddon Chad.Staddon@uwe.ac.uk
Professor/Associate Head of Department: Research and Scholarship

T Bishop

P Bulmer

D Butler



Abstract

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.

Presentation Conference Type Keynote
Start Date May 15, 2018
Publication Date May 18, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 6-26
APA6 Citation Baker, K., Tang, S., Sweetapple, C., Ward, S., Staddon, C., Bishop, T., …Butler, D. (2018, May). Resilience learning for water sector culture change. Presented at 6th Joint EWA/JSWA/WEF Conference: Resilience of the Water Sector
Keywords climate change, resilient water sector, workforce
Publisher URL http://www.EWA-online.eu
Related Public URLs http://www.ewa-online.eu/id-6th-joint-ewawefjswa-conference-resilience-of-the-water-sector.html
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 6th Joint EWA/JSWA/WEF Conference: Resilience of the Water Sector

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