Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism, Moscow, Russia, May 27-29, 2004
The NATO-Russia Workshop focuses on the creation of a risk-informed analysis capability for modeling and predicting the behavior of complex infrastructure networks; applying emerging technology to the problems of designing, constructing, monitoring, and operating critical infrastructure systems; and building an understanding of the social, economic, and environmental factors that affect, and are affected by, critical infrastructure. The problem posed by modern, complex infrastructure is that society has become completely dependent on the reliable functioning of these systems, yet, we do not fully understand their systems behavior, which is subject to perturbations by natural hazards and malicious threats. Further, the characteristics of these hazards and threats are changing, driven both by global change and land use, and by changing political conditions. The disruption of the smooth functioning of civil infrastructure has important engineering and public policy implications, as well as social and environmental impacts.
From the contents:
Introduction. Opening Address.- Setting The Scene and Characterizing The Threat.-Vulnerability, Risk Analysis, and Risk Assessment.- Mitigation and Response.- Index.
Introduction. Opening Address; K. Frolov.-
Setting The Scene and Characterizing The Threat.
Risk Management In Natural And Societal Systems; R. Akhmetkhanov. Vulnerability Estimation Of High-Rise Structures In Case Of Non-Regular Dynamic Actions By Methods of Statistical Simulation; A. Valentin et al. Setting The Stage: The Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructures; T. Thedéen. The Risk Imposed By Fire to Buildings and How To Address It; J. Torero. Analysis Of Technogenic Risks Under Terrorist Impacts; N. Makhutov.-
Vulnerability, Risk Analysis, and Risk Assessment.
Petroleum supply vulnerability due to terrorism at North Sea oil and gas infrastructures; M. Tørhaug. National Safety Policies For Hazards And Threats; J. McQuaid. Risk Analysis And Assessment: Lessons from The Electrical Power Sector; R. Stewart. Decontamination In The Event of A Chemical or Radiological Terrorist Attack; K. Volchek et al.-
Mitigation and Response.
Mitigating Water Supply System Vulnerabilities; G.B. Baecher. Nuclear Terrorism And Insurance; O. Kovalevich, S. Gavrilov. Capital Area Wireless Integrated Network: Emergency Communications In Response To Terrorism; A. Haghani et al. Emergency Services In Homeland Security; F. Krimgold et al. Dynamic Reconfiguration Of Network Topologies In Response To Disruption; M. Casey. Detection Of Explosives with the Help of Gamma-Radiation And Dispersion Electrons; G.A. Kotelnikov et al.-Index.
This book arises from the NATO-Russia Workshop, and focuses on the creation of a risk-informed analysis capability for modeling and predicting the behavior of complex infrastructure networks; applying emerging technology to the problems of designing, constructing, monitoring, and operating critical infrastructure systems; and building an understanding of the social, economic, and environmental factors that affect, and are affected by, critical infrastructure.
Risk-informed, systems approach to assessing the vulnerability of civil infrastructure
Explicit attention to the interacting and interdependent nature of infrastructure
Multi-sector approach across energy, transportation, water supply and other systems
Applies lessons from natural hazards research to the protection of infrastructure against human threats
Integrates European, Russian, and American engineering perspectives