WE ARE THE CROSS DEPENDENCY INITIATIVE

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We live in an interdependent world with a changing climate.  If one element fails, many fail.

We recognise that our buildings and infrastructure are directly vulnerable to extreme weather and climate change, but also require other supporting infrastructure in order to function.  We need a space where the risks to complex webs of assets can be understood individually and collectively.   Where climate science and weather data are inter-operable with engineering information and financial analysis.   Where sophisticated mathematics makes decisions simple. Where asset owners with shared risks find shared solutions.  XDI is that space.

The XDI Platform provides governments and business with risk analytics to optimise investments and assure climate resilience.   We engage multiple parties across multiple sectors, in a single quantitative system, to engender collaborative solutions

 

THE TECHNOLOGY

XDI is a globally unique bridge between complex climate science and hard financial analysis.   The award winning and patented XDI Platform is anchored in robust actuarial methods that asses the risks to each individual asset.    We capture engineering and design data about assets so that we know the conditions under which they will fail, and then access historical and future weather data to calculate the statistical probability of failure and damage every year of the next hundred years.   We run these calculations on high-speed cloud-based Climate Risk Engines, that execute analyses of hundreds of assets in minutes.  Analysis on this scale would take an individual engineer days or weeks to perform.  

The XDI Platform analyses:  Buildings, Roads and Rail, Water and Wastewater Systems, Telecommunications.

XDI can test for:  Flooding, coastal inundation (with sea level rise), forest fire, heat waves and wind extremes.    Lightning and drought damage are currently under development.

Our system provides multi-year projections of:

  • Insurance cost  / annual average risk cost
  • Asset availability
  • KPIs on customer and revenue disruption
  • Adaptation cost benefit analysis
  • Discounted cost-benefit  and NPV
  • Hazard impact allocations
  • Asset vulnerability diagnostics
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PRODUCT 1: XDI's TCFD DASHBOARD

The XDI TCFD Dashboard provides a Risk Assurance statement that confirms the organisation is achieving its forward-looking risk tolerance - and if not, why not. 

XDI's TCFD Dashboard centralises all climate risk analytic outputs, and structures the reporting in line with the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board's Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (physical risks).  The dashboard also includes adaptation governance tracking and sector benchmarks. 

The TCFD Dashboard reports progress on a chosen strategy.  Development and modelling are not done in the Dashboard, but in the XDI Climate Adaptation System.

 
 

PRODUCT 2:

XDI CLIMATE ADAPTATION SYSTEM

XDI's Climate Adaptation System is where adaptation actions are developed and tested.   It's where the timing and costs of actions are optimised.   It's where actions are woven together to create pathways.   It's where KPIs and the Net Present Value for each pathway can be compared to ensure the final choice meets the needs and expectations of the organisation.

The XDI Climate Adaptation System is a living space.   Your asset managers add or update assets in the system when things change.   We keep the system up to date with weather, climate and engineering data so that you always have the best analysis at your fingertips. 

 

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Heat Mapping of Risk

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The XDI Climate Adaptation System has multiple visual communication capabilities to demonstrate pathway options. 

This heat map visualisation shows assets as circle outlines.  The change in colour shows the evolution in failure risk costs year on year, with empty circle representing no cost, blue circles representing less costs and green / yellow circles representing high costs.

The XDI Climate Adaptation System captures the organisation's preferred adaptation pathway and reports that within the TCFD dashboard.  It also tracks whether the organisation is achieving its planned trajectory and risk targets.

The System can also be used to test and refine hypothetical assets like new developments or proposed infrastructure.  

The XDI Climate Adaptation System operates on the XDI Platform and is usually delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) from our secure cloud servers.

PROJECTS

The XDI technology is in deployment in government projects in three Australian states - New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. 

This includes the world’s first city-wide climate cross-dependency model in Sydney.   XDI-Sydney participants include the City of Sydney, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Roads and Maritime Service, and Sydney Trains.  Technical advisers and observers include The Federal Department of Defence, NBN Co, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), the Office of the Chief Scientist, and Infrastructure NSW. 

The XDI technology is being trialled at a national level in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea (under an ADB funded program with international NGO Waterlinks). Negotiations are underway for two city-level trials in North America.

XDI is working with London based Climate Bonds Initiative on a project funded by Climate KIC (Europe), and will conduct climate risk analysis on health sector infrastructure in Vancouver BC in 2018.  

 

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CASE STUDIES and REPORTS

Case Study Utility Scale: Sydney Water

Case Study City Scale: XDI Sydney

 

CONTACT

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE? 

Dr Karl Mallon - Director,  Science and Engineering - karl@xdi.systems -
mob 0412 257 521

Rohan Hamden  - Director,  Projects - rohan@xdi.systems -
mob 0422 394 679

Jackie Lamb - Manager, SaaS Deployment -  jackie@xdi.systems -
mob 0433 807 812