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Claire B. Rubin has 36 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Infrastructure
Latest report card for America’s Infrastructure –a hint: the grades are really bad! A service of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
From HSWire an article re infrastructure vulnerability and citations to 2 new reports. Two U.S. government reports released last Thursday warn that U.S. infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The reports contain compilations of technical documents supporting … Continue reading
Granted that the humanitarian concerns are very great in the Philippines, but there are many other deep-seated problems that warrant attention. Here are two accounts provide a closer look a the tough problems in the Philippines: Philippines Typhoon Response Highlights … Continue reading
From the Huffington Post, see: Microgrids: Hurricane Sandy Forced Cities To Rethink Power Supply Hurricane Sandy and the havoc it wreaked on New York City and the rest of the Northeast in 2012 could prove to be a turning point … Continue reading
The wildfires currently raging in CA are among the largest in the history of the state. Not the largest just yet. I do not recall power and water systems for one or more major cities at such high risk in … Continue reading
A newly issued report from the Transportation Research Board (of the National Academy of Sciences) is a useful addition to the recovery literature. Its full title is A Pre-Event Recovery Planning Guide for Transportation; the full document is 207 pages, … Continue reading
See this article from Homeland Security Newswire titled NJ Faces Costly Water Instrastructure Upgrades. Before Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, state officials knew they had much work ahead of them to update the state’s water infrastructure. The damage Sandy inflicted … Continue reading
The view from the perspective of facilities managers. Related articles NY Town Eyes Hospital Reopening Months… – ABC News (abcnews.go.com) In wake of Hurricane Sandy, Middlesex County Utilities Authority still in ‘emergency mode’ (nj.com) Sandy-Damaged New York Aquarium To Partially … Continue reading
As noted in an earlier posting, Gov. Cuomo of NY set up 3 special commissions to provide advice and direction regarding mitigation and recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. The result of one of those commission’s is described here: Preliminary Report … Continue reading
Right now, the the window of opportunity is open in NY and NJ to orchestrate the recovery from H. Sandy. The body of knowledge is substantial about risks, vulnerabilities, potential flood control measures, and alternative development patterns. The disaster has … Continue reading