Professor Kevin Lansey - Water supply and distribution resilience in practice


Whakapukahatanga Taiao Research Fellow

Professor Kevin Lansey

Kia ora, you are invited to a public lecture by Professor Kevin Lansey.

Water supply and distribution resilience in practice

The growing broadly accepted conceptual model for resilience across infrastructures is taken from earthquake engineering and describes the 4R's: robustness, redundancy, resourceful and rapidity. Metrics and measures for each R and overall resilience terms can provide direction in design and operational decision-making but depended on the application. However, water systems have concerns at multiple and spatial and temporal time scales. Long term availability and robustness is the primary emphasis in a community's water resource planning while infrastructure development may focus on redundancy and responses become central to decision making. Thus, a single tool may not be acceptable for all scales. Here, conceptual resilience definitions are summarised and demonstrated through applications to water supple, large scale water infrastructure and water distribution operations.

Come along and join us for Kevin Lansey's public lecture on the 24th of July. Register now by clicking on the button below.

  • 24/07/2019
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  • 16:00 - 18:00
  • Science Building, Building 303 Room 101 , The University of Auckland , Auckland , NZ