Infrastructure Risk Management Processes: Natural, Accidental, and Deliberate Hazards

Infrastructure Risk Management Processes: Natural, Accidental, and Deliberate Hazards

by Craig E. Taylor, Erik Vanmarcke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0784408157

ISBN-13: 9780784408155

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

Infrastructure Risk Management Processes: Natural, Accidental, and Deliberate Hazards, discusses quantification of exposure and vulnerability of complex, spatially distributed systems, yielding estimates of local and system-wide potential losses, for different alternatives in multi-hazard decision situations. These situations require an integration of scientific,…  See more details below

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Infrastructure Risk Management Processes: Natural, Accidental, and Deliberate Hazards, discusses quantification of exposure and vulnerability of complex, spatially distributed systems, yielding estimates of local and system-wide potential losses, for different alternatives in multi-hazard decision situations. These situations require an integration of scientific, engineering, social, administrative, psychological, and political processes - with advances, setbacks, and many uncertainties. This monograph consists of eight papers that illustrate work done to date and plans for work to be done on managing these risks for potable water, electric power, transportation and other infrastructure systems threatened by earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, severe storms, saboteurs, and various other hazards. This monograph, produced by the Risk and Vulnerability Committee of the Council on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM), is a sequel to a previous monograph, Acceptable Risk Processes: Lifelines and Natural Hazards (2002), published by ASCE. Topics include:
* Hazard Issues
* Systems Evaluation Issues
* Risk Criteria Issues
* Systems Management Issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780784408155
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

PSHA uncertainty analysis : applications to the CEUS and the Pacific NW15
The regional economic cost of a tsunami wave generated by a submarine landslide off Palos Verdes, California67
The emerging role of remote sensing technology in emergency management95
Context and resiliency : influences on electric utility lifeline performance118
Criteria for acceptable risk in the Netherlands145
Landslide risk assessment and remediation161
A preliminary study of geologic hazards for the Columbia River transportation corridor194
Multihazard mitigation Los Angeles water system : a historical perspective224

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