Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme
Decision-makers are increasingly faced with the challenge of making our infrastructure resilient and mitigating the effects of extreme weather events and climate change. There is a wealth of data, knowledge and expertise in the UK research base which could address this challenge but this valuable resource is often difficult to access and requires translating to be more readily used.
Theme 1: Identifying, understanding and quantifying environmental risks to the infrastructure system.
Theme 2: Likelihood, effect and impact of multi-hazard combinations on the infrastructure system.
Theme 3: Dealing with uncertainty in design, operational and investment decisions.
The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP) is a five-year, £5m initiative, which is driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers. It aims to provide sound evidence for the identification and assessment of environmental risks and their impacts on infrastructure, translating the latest research into industry-relevant outputs.
Each of the three programme themes is underpinned by one major guiding principle: the fact that the infrastructure system is not a disconnected series of isolated assets, but rather is viewed in terms of cross-sectoral issues, challenges and interdependencies.
Applications for ERIIP industry membership will remain open for the duration of the programme and interested companies should contact Katie Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss membership.
Resources & dissemination
ERIIP holds regular webinars and events to disseminate the findings of the projects funded through the programme. The presentations from these industry-focused webinars can be found via the links below:
- Water sector - external link -
- Renewable energy, nuclear and power systems - external link -
- Geological hazards - external link -
Case studies - external link - on the completed projects are available on the Construction Industry Research & Innovation Association (CIRIA) website.
More information about the programme
Two workshops were held in 2014 to discuss the key environmental issues facing UK infrastructure and what is needed from the research base to support decision-making around these issues. The workshop reports are available below.
Awards, facts and figures
The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme is a five-year, £5m initiative.
There have now been three innovation funding calls as part of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme. Since 2014, 45 collaborative projects have been funded through the programme at a total of £3·6million, with 78 industry partners.
Can I apply for a grant?
There are two funding calls open to apply for:
CIRIA have been contracted to coordinate ERIIP. Their role is to convene member meetings, broker relationships, monitor the funded projects and manage programme dissemination. Please contact Sirio D'Aleo at Sirio D'Aleo.
For further information on the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme, contact Katie Hart at email@example.com.