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Conference Review : The Importance of Infrastructure Resilience in the face of the multiple challenges of Climate Change, Disasters & Terrorism

Steve Denton,

From: SeRoN's Infrastructure Risk and Resilience, 11 October 2011, London UK

11 October 2012  Transport channel

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Transport networks provide the backbone of highly interdependent supply chains that underpin economies and societies on a local, regional and global scale. Recent events have shown that failures within these networks can have cascading and unintended consequences that cannot be easily militated against. For this reason organisations and governments are being challenged to understand and manage risk across interdependent infrastructure networks. the European Commission and the SeRoN Project will cover specific methodologies and tools relevant to understanding risk and resilience within the context of transportation networks. It will also explore the broader issues of resilience within other infrastructure networks, energy and built environment sectors, exposed to natural, manmade and terrorist threats.
This presentation covers:
* The increasing need to understand resilience and provide assurance
* Past 'experience' is no guarantee and not always useful for future assessment
* Research and knowledge sharing
* Need for holistic qualitative supported by qualitative analysis and decision tools

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