Resilience is generally defined as a system’s ability to absorb and recover from unexpected adverse events that can potentially lead to significant disruptions in its functionality. As shocks of this kind become more prevalent in today’s deeply interconnected world, a growing number of organisations in both the public and private sectors are turning to resilience-based risk governance strategies. 

IRGC’s two-volume Resource Guide on Resilience aims to provide a diverse range of state-of-the-art perspectives on resilience across numerous disciplines and domains. With contributions from thought leaders in academia, government and business, the two volumes highlight the practical importance of resilience-building in areas such as critical infrastructure, socio-technical systems, the environment, economics and organizational management.

IRGC Resource guide on resilience

Volume 1 (2016)

This collection of over 40 authored pieces offers researchers and practitioners a review of concepts, definitions and approaches of resilience, with a focus on comparing, contrasting and integrating risk and resilience, and indicators and measurements.

Volume 2 (2018)

This collection provides in-depth and pragmatic evaluation of concepts and methods for resilience-based approaches in contrast to risk-based approaches, as proposed and practiced in different domains of science and practice.