Resilient Water Infrastructure Design Brief

2020 - Knowing the system. Identifying vulnerabilities. Choosing actions.

erstellt von:

Nathan Engle, Daniel Medina, Greg Felter, Diego Rodriguez, Sean Nelson

herausgegeben von:

World Bank Group


Resilience is broadly the capacity of an entity to prepare for disruption, to recover from shocks and stresses, and to adapt and grow from a disruptive event.

Water utilities face myriad potential shocks and stresses, among them extreme weather, climate change, war or terrorism, and even pandemics such as COVID-19.

This Design Brief focuses on the engineering of capital improvements to address climate-related natural disasters. The Design Brief assumes that the requirements for investment in each infrastructure component, such as a treatment plant or part of a distribution network, have been specified in a broader planning process. The goal of the Design Brief is to identify risk-mitigation measures that enable the infrastructure to perform its functions even when subjected to natural hazards and to recover quickly from the effects of those hazards.

It is not enough for water utilities to plan capital improvements well; they also must ensure that their infrastructure, before and after improvement, is resilient against natural hazards. box continues.






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