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An Overarching Risk Assessment Process to Evaluate the Risks Associated with Infrastructure Networks due to Natural Hazards

An Overarching Risk Assessment Process to Evaluate the Risks Associated with Infrastructure Networks due to Natural Hazards

  • Hackl, J., Adey, B. T., Heitzler, M., and Iosifescu-Enescu, I. (2015). An Overarching Risk Assessment Process to Evaluate the Risks Associated with Infrastructure Networks due to Natural Hazards. International Journal of Performability Engineering, 11(2), 153–168. [online] [hal]

Abstract

In Europe, extreme natural hazard events are not frequent but due to the complex interdependency of the infrastructure systems these events can have a devastating impact in any part of Europe. Protection against the impacts of natural hazards must be guaranteed for people to work and live in a secure and resilient environment. People who manage infrastructure have to handle these risks. The proposed overarching risk assessment process is constructed in a way so that computational support can be constructed in modules. Therefore, each module interacts with other modules by receiving and delivering information. The content of the modules depends on the established context of the risk assessment process. The use of the overarching risk assessment process is demonstrated by using it to evaluate infrastructure related risk due to natural hazards for an example region in Switzerland.

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Dr. Jürgen Hackl is an Assistant Professor at the University of Liverpool. His research interests lie in complex urban systems and span both computational modelling and network science.