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Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
Amec Foster Wheeler is a partner of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation to give urban centers across the world access to groundbreaking tools allowing them to better plan for potentially destructive weather events.
In collaboration with 100RC, Amec Foster Wheeler will harness meteorological data to provide 100RC member cities with highly detailed forecasts on extreme weather patterns and the impacts they will have on localised infrastructure. The forecasting technology will empower cities to prepare comprehensive plans in advance of oncoming tropical storms, blizzards, and other dangerous natural events. With this data, cities will be able to accurately discern which roads will be most impacted in the event of a massive snowstorm or which bridges require additional reinforcement to survive a powerful hurricane.
As part of the agreement, Amec Foster Wheeler is joining 100RC’s network of Platform Partners – a group of specialised organisations from the public, private and non-profit sectors that provide critical tools and services for cities to make 100RC member cities better at adapting to the shocks and stresses of our world and transforming them into opportunities for growth.
“At Amec Foster Wheeler, we are driven by providing safe and sustainable project solutions for our customers, many of whom include cities and municipalities worldwide,” said Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Amec Foster Wheeler. “Partnering with 100RC will enable us to harness our worldwide expertise in sustainability, emergency management, weather forecasting, environment and infrastructure to enhance cities’ capacity to thrive when experiencing shock and stress.”
Amec Foster Wheeler will also help 100RC member cities to develop critical materials for resilience building projects, such as detailed infrastructure project designs and environmental impact assessments.
Through the 100RC Network, cities partnering with Amec Foster Wheeler will receive:
Partnering with 100RC will enable Amec Foster Wheeler to harness our worldwide expertise in sustainability, emergency management, weather forecasting, environment and infrastructure to enhance cities’ capacity to thrive when experiencing shock and stress.
About 100 Resilient Cities. 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks – earthquakes, fires, floods, etc., but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day-to-day or cyclical basis.
Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all population.
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