Climate Resilience Demonstrator, CReDo, is a climate change adaptation digital twin demonstrator project to improve resilience across infrastructure networks
CReDo will develop a digital twin across energy, water and telecoms networks to improve climate resilience across infrastructure.
Why is it needed?
Climate change is a systemic and it demands a systems-based solution. It is not enough to make progress in siloes – real transformation can only happen with the sharing of information across sectors and acknowledgment of the interdependencies between them. shows the benefits of this joined up approach and how better information enables providers to identify better solutions.
It also provides an important template to build on. This case looks specifically at adaptation to climate change, but there is huge potential to adapt it to other challenges, such as climate mitigation and reaching net zero carbon emissions. The end goal is building a National Digital Twin, an ecosystem of connected digital twins, that offers new insights and solutions across the whole environment – from health, to farming to defence.
What is it?
is a pioneering project to develop, for the first time in the UK, a digital twin across energy, water and telecoms networks to provide a practical example of how connected data and greater access to the right information can improve climate adaptation and resilience.
Digital twins are already having a profound impact on businesses and society, and provides a critical next step – a demonstration of how interoperability between digital twins can unlock further value.
looks specifically at the impact of extreme weather caused by climate change, in particular 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 minimise the impact of flooding on network performance and keep services running for customers.
A multi-layered approach
The Information Management Framework, which is being developed by the National Digital Twin programme, will provide the means to share data so that decisions can be made based on information about all the relevant interdependencies. The Information Management Framework sets a principled approach to connecting data sets in digital twins, focusing on quality and security, so that the approach trialled in can be standardised and scaled at the national level.
is part of a socio-technical programme that provides much more than a technical framework – it offers an exciting opportunity to change the way that decisions are made through collaboration and shared data.
Climate change is a systemic challenge that demands systems-based solutions. Cross-sector information sharing is an essential enabler of net-zero and climate resilience.
- To develop a proof of concept climate resilience digital twin which can deliver improved climate resilience and service to customers across the participating asset owners.
- To contribute to the development of and show how the Information Management Framework (IMF) approach can enable data sharing across connected digital twins in a scalable way.
- To demonstrate how connected digital twins can enable more informed decision making leading to better outcomes for climate change adaptation and by extension mitigation to a wide industry, policy and public audience at the time of the COP26 climate conference in November 2021.
Meet the CReDo Team
Head of NDT
CReDO Project Lead
CReDo Technical Lead
CReDo Project Manager
CReDo Technical Architect
Connected Places Catapult Project Manager