Vulnerable to shocks and stresses including natural disasters, shortfall of critical infrastructure, inadequate governance, extreme weather and groundwater over exploitation, Mexico City has, for some 500 years, long endured an unstable water infrastructure.
The Resilience Shift - a Lloyd’s Register Foundation programme in partnership with Arup - has been on the frontier of the global movement toward safe and sustainable infrastructure through design. They convene businesses, policy makers, engineers and more to tackle critical issues like those evident in Mexico City.
In response to the city’s failing water infrastructure, they conducted a system-wide analysis to identify the most effective solutions. Recommendations included targeted leakage repair in the city’s aged plumbing systems, recharging the city’s natural aquifer, and the harvesting of rainwater.
‘The Resilient City’ – one of ten works featured in ‘SAFE: A collection of works exploring a safer world’ – is an animation that visualises the interconnectedness of Mexico City’s infrastructure, and how innovative design can help stabilise the system and build resilience.
In January 2022, The Resilience Shift joined Resilience Rising - a global consortium of NGOs and initiatives working together to build systemic resilience to some of the world’s most pressing safety challenges. Their deep expertise across a variety of sectors will make them even more effective in advancing resilience solutions where they are needed most.
‘SAFE: A collection of works exploring a safer world’ was an exhibition celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Lloyd’s Register Foundation that took place at Somerset House in 2022.
To explore ‘SAFE: A collection of works exploring a safer world’, visit our online exhibition.
To learn more about the Fire Engineering Education for Africa and how they’re making the world a safer, more sustainable place, visit the Lloyd’s Register Foundation website.