Current Approaches for Resilience Assessment



This chapter provides a brief overview of some of the more established approaches to resilience and risk assessment as practiced in other fields of engineering that may be pertinent to water management infrastructures. It also traces ASCE’s historical role in addressing risks to large infrastructure for water management. Finally, the chapter makes some recommendations as a way forward for improving resilience assessment involving greater use of numerical models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA
  4. 4.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  5. 5.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  6. 6.CREÄ AffiliatesSeattleUSA
  7. 7.Earth and Atmospheric SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  8. 8.University of Colorado, CIRESBoulderUSA
  9. 9.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  10. 10.Formerly with Water and Power Subcommittee, Water Resources and the Environment SubcommitteeU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington DCUSA

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