Category Archives: Infrastructure

Resources from the ASCE

ASCE is the American Society of Civil Engineers, and an old friend, Richard Wright, is an active volunteer at the association.  Recently, mentioned some of the work ASCE has been doing, and I thought I would share it with readers. … Continue reading

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The Neglect of Infrastructure

See this article from the Wash Post on Subway and Other Decaying Infrastructure. Very sad commentary about vulnerabilities on a good day.  No wonder disasters are so extensive and expensive.

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Journal Article

New Open Access Journal Article. Do not be put off by the title; the article is interesting and original. See: Critical infrastructure, panarchies and the vulnerability paths of cascading disasters. If you do not know what panarchy means, and I … Continue reading

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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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