On September 12 and 13, 2019, a group of international experts talked about issues of climate change, urban resilience and food and water security during a two-day Singapore Centre for Urban Resilience (SeCURE) International Preparatory workshop held in Singapore. This workshop was lead by the DRIA Director – Oscar Carracedo as the Lead PI of the SeCURE Initiative.
The event was organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS) in collaboration with Deltares and supported by the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF). It was attended by over 70 participants ranging from Singapore government agencies, International organizations, industry and academia.
The purpose of this workshop was to understand the opportunities, challenges and knowledge gaps in urban resilience practice in Singapore and Asia. The Singapore Centre for Urban Resilience (SeCURE) aims to solve climate change-induced urban resilience challenges for Singapore and other Southeast Asian cities. SeCURE will focus on research and integration of resilient systems, the development of methods and tools, and the delivery of services that enable a quantitative optimization of urban resilience measures and strategies to help cities become more resilient.