Resilience of Water Management Infrastructure



This chapter presents a compilation of work conducted by the ASCE Task Committee ‘Infrastructure Impacts of Landscape-driven Weather Change’ under the ASCE Watershed Management Technical Committee and the ASCE Hydroclimate Technical Committee. The chapter argues for explicitly considering the well-established feedbacks triggered by infrastructure systems to the land-atmosphere system via landscape change. A definition for Infrastructure Resilience (IR) at the intersection of extreme weather and climate is provided for the engineering community. The broader range of views and issues than what is currently in the front view of engineering practice is expected to ensure more robust approaches for resilience assessment by the engineering community by affording a greater number of ‘scenarios’ in its decision-making. The engineering community needs to understand the predictive uncertainty of changes to extreme weather and climate and how it can be addressed to improve infrastructure design and operations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Water ResourcesUS Army Corps of EngineersSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Earth and Atmospheric SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  4. 4.University of Colorado, CIRESBoulderUSA
  5. 5.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  6. 6.Formerly with Water and Power SubcommitteeWater Resources and the Environment Subcommittee at U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington DCUSA
  7. 7.CREÄ AffiliatesSeattleUSA
  8. 8.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  9. 9.Portland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  10. 10.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  11. 11.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA
  12. 12.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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