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Quantifying the impact of critical infrastructure failure due to extreme weather events

Obrien, Eugene J., Hajializadeh, Donya and Power, Richard T. (2015) Quantifying the impact of critical infrastructure failure due to extreme weather events In: 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP12, 2015-07-12-2015-07-15, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Abstract

The recent extreme weather events in Europe and around the world have raised issues about the organization and management of critical infrastructure. There is uncertainty and a lack of information on how infrastructure should be managed when subject to these extreme events. The existence of chaos and uncertainty in these situations can result in disruptions to transport, power outages and in the most extreme instances, loss of life. The 7th Framework RAIN (Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather) project is addressing these issues, involving partners from Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. The objective of the RAIN project is to provide an operational analysis framework to minimize the impact of major weather events in the EU. This paper summarizes the work that will be performed in one of the work packages of the RAIN project. This work package will examine the impact of critical infrastructure failure on society, security issues and the economy. Based on a risk analysis framework, a means of quantifying the level of risk will be established. The risk procedure will be benchmarked against case studies conducted on critical transport and operational tactical connections. The project outputs will contribute to the process of knowledge management used in the protection of Critical Infrastructure and will provide a basis for the development of decision support systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Obrien, Eugene J.
Hajializadeh, Donyad.hajializadeh@surrey.ac.uk
Power, Richard T.
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Haukass, T.
Date : 21 May 2015
DOI : 10.14288/1.0076110
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2015 The Authors
Uncontrolled Keywords : Artificial intelligence, Decision support systems, Knowledge management, Outages, Public works, Rain, Risk analysis, Risk assessment, Weather information services, Analysis frameworks, Critical transport, Extreme weather, Extreme weather events, Infrastructure networks, Operational analysis, Organization and management, Security issues, Critical infrastructures
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 25 Mar 2019 11:45
Last Modified : 18 Sep 2019 11:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850843

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