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The use of direct current voltage systems to increase a city’s resilience and reduce the vulnerability of economic activity from a disaster

Kinn, MC and Abbott, C 2015, 'The use of direct current voltage systems to increase a city’s resilience and reduce the vulnerability of economic activity from a disaster' , in: Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction 2015 , United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

The overarching purpose of this paper is to address the challenges facing the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 in a holistic way. The emphasis will be on Thematic Research Area 8, which concentrates on what can be done to mitigate the adverse economic effects of a disaster. The electrical system is seen as pivotal to many economic aspects of disaster risk reduction (DRR). The objective of this paper is to show how distributed electricity systems, coupled with direct current (DC) voltage offer a solution to increasing resilience against the effects of a disaster, thus reducing the impact on both the economy and the people who facilitate its smooth operation.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
Publisher: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
ISBN: 9789211320428
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Professor Carl Abbott
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 11:11
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 17:25
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38530

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