WISRD Products

 

WISRD for Cities© provides important, new information on city infrastructure

Built on the Esri ArcGIS platform, WISRD’s decision-support software includes proprietary algorithms that use existing sector and community information, valid methodology, and stakeholder input to conduct multi-sector resilience analyses. WISRD for Cities© produces a new rank order list of the vulnerability of existing infrastructure components as analyzed by three modes of potential failure. This provides an overview of the existing condition of infrastructure within municipal boundaries (both above and below ground assets), and serves as a baseline for future improvement projects.

 

Existing infrastructure locations and vulnerability levels are displayed on GIS maps, making it easier to understand the interconnections between infrastructure sectors and how that impacts community resilience.

 

How does your city score on infrastructure resilience?

Results are also reported as infrastructure resilience scores, both per sector and as one overall city score. With this new information on significant infrastructure vulnerabilities in hand, decision-makers can better prioritize infrastructure investments given municipal budget constraints.

 

As new projects are put on line in the future, city staff will be able to update the inventory of vulnerable infrastructure in the WISRD for Cities© software. City leaders can view the status of infrastructure inventory and can see changes that newly completed projects make to the City Infrastructure Resilience Score.

 

WISRD for Cities© is currently under construction. Please return for the official launch in Fall of 2017.

Below is a demonstation video of the WISRD for Cities app, based on the fictious city of WISRDVille.

 

WISRD Services

 

Adaptive Strategies for Infrastructure Planning

 

  • Assist city staff in locating and updating infrastructure asset data
  • Work with Planners to include infrastructure requirements in planning efforts
  • Conduct impact assessments of infrastructure design alternatives
  • Develop green infrastructure strategies to improve physical infrastructure

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Change Management Strategies

 

  • Build capacities to work more collaboratively across disciplines and departments
  • Increase stakeholder engagement in city and regional planning efforts
  • Build an effective case for change
  • Successfully communicate the need for change
  • Understand resistance to change and how to overcome it
  • Build support for change amongst diverse stakeholder groups

 

 

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