Category Archives: Infrastructure

Bolstering Critical Infrastructure Resilience After H. Sandy

See this blog posting, by my friend Eric Holdeman, on the new report: Bolstering Critical Infrastructure Resilience.

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Another Resilience Source

From Fellow Blogger, Eric Holdeman, this posting about trying to keep up with the literature about resilience: Specially he cites an organization called the National Infrastructure Advisory Council and their report titled: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience National Research and … Continue reading

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Another Report on H. Sandy Rebuilding – from RAND

From RAND: The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force’s Infrastructure Resilience Guidelines; An Initial Assessment of Implementation by Federal Agencies. 2014; 74 pages. This report is very different from the one done by CRS, as noted in the previous posting. It … Continue reading

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Protecting Urban Water Supplies in Big Disasters

Another article about infrastructure: Are our buildings prepared for natural disasters bigger than hurricane Sandy? Russell Unger, chairman of the task force that proposed building code upgrades after Sandy, explains why city residents should never lose access to running water … Continue reading

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Insfrastructure in NYC After H. Sandy

By way of the U.K, here is an interesting case study of Availability of Infrastructure: New York after H. Sandy. Thanks to Donovan Finn for the citation.

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“Our Failing Weather Infrastructure”

From the NY Times, an article about another potentially disastrous deficiency:  Our Failing Weather Infrastructure. Clearly federal budget cuts in recent times have done a lot of damage. An excerpt: Each of these instances revealed just how fragile our national … Continue reading

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Latest ASCE Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Latest report card for America’s Infrastructure –a hint: the grades are really bad! A service of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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