The University of Canterbury has released a new Masters course Infrastructure Systems - Criticality and Lifelines, to be delivered later this year. Please find the course outline attached.
- Practitioner Symposium
Please put Tuesday 28th August in your calendars. I’ve taken the liberty of drawing up a programme for our “Practitioner Symposium” day, and notionally put your name in there, for some of you I’ve suggest a topic. However the actual content I will leave to you.
A few things:
- I’ve scheduled 30 minutes each, it’s up to you how much seminar/discussion balance you want, but I suggest 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions/discussion. We’ll need to be a bit flexible. We can change the order if necessary.
- You are welcome to attend the whole day, and I hope you do. Breaks and lunch will be catered. It would be great if as many as possible could attend the 4-5 p.m. session on “Synthesis, unifying themes, lessons learned”.
- We’ll also take you out to dinner!
- As you start to pull together a presentation, please also compile a list of required/recommend readings for your topic.
- Those of you flying/driving to Christchurch, I can arrange flights and accommodation as needed. Please let me know.
The proposed programme:
Tuesday 28th August
|0900-0905||Welcome and housekeeping|
|0905-0935||Roger Fairclough - International and NZ perspectives, Treasury|
|0935-1005||Mark Gordon - Canterbury Lifelines|
|1005-1035||James Thompson - Canterbury CDEM|
|1130-1200||Irmana Garcia Sampedro - Christchurch & Kaikōura, impacts and lessons for asset management|
|1200-1230||Mike Gillooly - urban resilience|
|1330-1400||Greg Preston - NZ 3 Waters initiatives|
|1400-1430||Rod Cameron - System for action|
|1430-1500||Rob Daniel - West Coast CDEM/Lifelines, Alpine Fault preparation|
|1530-1600||Matthew Hughes - Lifelines research overview/co-creating knowledge|
|1600-1700||Synthesis, unifying themes, lessons learned|
- 2.Resilience Assessment
The includes a Final Project – Infrastructure Resilience Assessment, which will be due at the end of Semester 2 (i.e. several weeks after the end of the Block Course). This will use a resilience assessment tool for a given utility’s network/components. I would like to partner each student with a mentor/contact to do this. The goal is to conduct a resilience assessment of practical use to the utility.