The State of Practice

  • Igor Linkov
  • Benjamin D. Trump
Part of the Risk, Systems and Decisions book series (RSD)


As discussed throughout the earlier chapters in this book, many US government agencies have already begun applying principles of resilience analysis to a variety of infrastructures and systems. Often, such use of resilience has focused on systems-wide shocks to the basic functionality of a particular service’s infrastructure. This is due largely to the system’s high degree of complex interconnectivity with other such systems, such as the inherent dependencies between road infrastructure, energy grids, and the behaviors of people using such roads at given periods of time. A disruption or shock to one of these systems can trigger effects upon others that rely upon it. As it becomes more necessary to prepare for events that have the potential to disrupt or destroy critical functionalities to particular practices or areas of action, it is quite likely that these, and other areas with highly complex and integrated infrastructure will increasingly embrace resilience thinking in the coming years.


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  • Igor Linkov
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  • Benjamin D. Trump
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  1. 1.US Army Corps of EngineersConcordUSA

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