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Vulnerability reduction of infrastructure reconstruction projects

Palliyaguru, RS, Amaratunga, RDG and Haigh, RP 2010, Vulnerability reduction of infrastructure reconstruction projects , in: COBRA 2010, 2nd - 3rd September 2010, Paris.

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    Abstract

    Various infrastructure segments of numerous countries have been repeatedly subjected to natural and man-made disasters. The potential reason of damaging infrastructure facilities and their services is resultant disaster risks due to natural or man-made hazards connect with vulnerable infrastructure facilities and vulnerable communities. The simplest way to prevent or mitigate disaster losses is addressing vulnerabilities. The main study based on which this paper was compiled aimed at exploring and investigating the vulnerabilities of infrastructures and communities benefited from infrastructures and possible solutions to overcome them. This paper presents the literature review conducted on vulnerabilities of infrastructures and empirical evidence collated on best possible DRR strategies to overcome such vulnerabilities of infrastructures. The main study was conducted using case study strategy and the expert interviews. This paper is entirely based on the data collated from the expert interviews conducted in Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. The expert interviews discovered various DRR strategies to overcome the vulnerabilities of the infrastructure projects

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster risk reduction, socio-economic development, vulnerability reduction
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
    Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Disaster Resilience
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: CI Malalgoda
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 15:39
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:21
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9741

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