Resilience Through Impact Modeling
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- Feb 18, 2021 10:52 pm GMTFeb 18, 2021 9:42 pm GMT
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If 2020 taught us anything it was that unexpected events can be hugely disruptive. And the lessons have continued in 2021. The recent power outages in large parts of America because of severe winter weather, have endangered lives and disrupted the economy, illustrating the importance of infrastructure resilience.
‘Resilience’ is a popular term with many definitions, but as illustrated in the chart below, I am specifically referring to the ability of a system to experience the smallest possible disruption for the shortest amount of time when subjected to an external shock. In order to design this type of system, we must first be able to understand the potential for various external shocks and then execute solutions that make the system robust to those shocks.