Adapting the infrastructure systems to the increasing impacts of climate change is one of the greatest engineering challenges that we face.
Professor Jim W Hall FREng Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, University of Oxford
The National Digital Twin programme’s Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) is a pioneering climate change adaptation digital twin project that provides a practical example of how connected data can improve climate adaptation and resilience across a system of systems.
CReDo looks specifically at the impact of flooding on energy, water and telecoms networks. It demonstrates how those who own and operate them can use secure, resilient, information sharing across sector boundaries to mitigate the effect of flooding on network performance and service delivery.
Why it's important
Climate change is a systemic challenge, and it demands a systems-based solution. CReDo shows the benefits of this joined up approach and how better information and coordination enables providers to identify better solutions. Collaboration through connected digital twins is key to tackling climate change.
CReDo provides an important template to build on. There is huge potential to adapt it to other challenges, such as climate mitigation and net zero. The end goal is building a National Digital Twin, an ecosystem of connected digital twins.
Call to action
If you want to get involved in creating a CReDo-style connected digital twin in your sector or context, these pages contain all of the information you will need to get started.
Please register your connected digital twin projects on the Digital Twin Hub to share your knowledge..