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Our resilient future

It’s time to think differently about the future — about how we prepare for and respond to natural, societal and economic risks. Whatever uncertainties we face, we have greater opportunities today to rise up and emerge stronger — and reclaim the promise the future holds for all of us: to thrive in a more connected, sustainable world.

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Explore our sampling of resiliency projects then let us know how we can help you best prepare for the future.

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Our resilient future begins here, thinking beyond one-dimensional solutions to improve social, environmental and economic resiliency of communities, organizations and nations around the world.

Jacobs is providing comprehensive infrastructure, technology and intelligence solutions to help communities prepare, adapt, mitigate and recover when facing climate, cybersecurity and biosecurity-related risks.

These solutions include scientifically- and technologically-advanced approaches such as cloud-based flood modelling, geo-location mapping, natural infrastructure, digital intelligence and biosecurity systems to address various types of threats.

With offices worldwide and the capability to mobilize our workforce around the globe, Jacobs is leading resiliency efforts in a diverse portfolio of projects and locations. We're supporting the UK Environment Agency’s efforts to protect the property and livelihoods of 1.3 million people along the Thames Estuary system in England; it's the world's largest resiliency program. Our work on New York City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency program includes planning and infrastructure to curb future flood risks in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, while enhancing the environmental and economic viability of the Manhattan waterfront.

Consider the following statistics and then explore just a few of the many ways we're thinking differently about the future, planning beyond today to build resilience, and deliver the promise of a more connected, sustainable world.

Over the last 5 to 10 years we’ve seen a rash of wildfires, destructive hurricanes, earthquakes and catastrophic floods, where we provide dynamic engineering, design and structural approaches to protect communities and enhance recoverability from these threats. Unique capabilities like advanced flood modelling and control technologies, innovative natural infrastructure approaches, and comprehensive recovery operations help us to address them in new ways. Within the mandate of resilience, we also provide services that help to ensure national defense and data security around the world.

Steve Demetriou
Jacobs Chair and CEO

54.2M

metric tons of CO2 saved for our clients in FY2016

1K+

resiliency-related projects in Jacobs' portfolio

70%

of the world's population will live in cities by 2050

40B+

objects will be connected to the internet by 2020

Featured Project: Kiribati Land and Urban Development

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Jacobs assessed the feasibility of increasing the height of a 330-hectare area of land to approximately two meters above the highest measured sea level. We are also developing a conceptual land use plan that addresses resilience issues impacting the atoll, including rapid urbanization, limited water supply, ecosystem services and an increasing risk of land inundation from king tides.

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Climate

As a platform partner of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative, Jacobs is leading development of smart, sustainable infrastructure and commercial facilities in the world’s major cities—from Sydney to San Francisco — mitigating effects of population growth and climate extremes, and promoting diverse and efficient energy solutions to reduce carbon impacts.

From digital satellite imagery that informs emergency planning and response, to deploying "boots on the ground" assistance in rescue and relief operations, Jacobs' people respond in force, providing professional services, volunteer aid and personal giving for recovery efforts.

10 ways to reduce infrastructure risk and increase resiliency

When communities and organizations alike are resilient, they’re made to withstand, recover quickly and prosper from increasing impacts of natural and manmade hazards or disasters. These ten tenets are a helpful public- and private-sector guide for reducing infrastructure risk and increasing resiliency for future disasters.

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elevation of the boardwalk above the FEMA 100-year floodplain

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length of replacement boardwalk along the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens

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Resiliency in action:
Rockaway Boardwalk Redevelopment & Storm Resiliency

We helped this Queens community recover their “Main Street” after Superstorm Sandy.

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Cybersecurity

As a foundational component of our Jacobs Connected Enterprise (JCE) suite of capabilities, we offer highly integrated, enterprise-scale cyber solutions spanning the cybersecurity lifecycle. Clients can also access discrete, stand-alone capabilities that address specific security challenges across the cybersecurity lifecycle. Because our services are engineered to align with cybersecurity standards defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), you can choose the engagement model and service level that aligns with your organizational requirements.

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As we enter a fourth industrial revolution characterized by hyper-connectivity, cybersecurity solutions must go beyond traditional information technology. Jacobs Secure Solutions build on our unparalleled experience across both the advanced technology and industrial landscapes to deliver holistic cybersecurity services and solutions that span your information and operational networks and systems.

Terry Hagen
President, Jacobs Aerospace and Technology

Biosecurity

61%

of the global population did not use a safely managed sanitation service in 2015

1.2B

people traveled internationally in 2015, a record

23%

of deaths globally are linked to the environment

90%

of the world's population will be covered by mobile broadband networks by 2021

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency and United States Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA/SCC-WMD) are working with Jacobs to lead efforts in West Africa to broaden its Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) on the African continent and reduce the threat of infectious diseases.

Jacobs has been assisting DTRA/SCC-WMD through its Biological Threat Reduction Integrating Contract since 2010. In Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, DTRA/SCC-WMD has engaged Jacobs to help those nations comply with international biosafety standards, improve disease detection and reporting, and pathogen security through laboratory and hospital emergency operations center design, engineering, construction and infrastructure services, and biological sciences expertise.

Jacobs helps agencies in managing, monitoring and reducing threats from biological warfare materials and indigenous diseases; we also provide human and animal health surveillance training and establish cooperative biological research projects.