Making Infrastructure Disaster-Resilient

Making infrastructure resilient to natural disasters is a daunting challenge, not least because of the vast area of coverage that includes transport, electricity, water supply and sanitation, and buildings and other structures. Resilience refers to a system’s ability to anticipate, absorb, and recover from a hazardous event in a timely and efficient manner (IPCC 2012).

This paper offers lessons for making infrastructure disaster-resilient based mainly on the experience of countries in Asia and the Pacific. It also shares practices associated with the multifaceted dimensions of resilience by drawing on publications from international and national organizations.

Asian Development Bank, March 2013.

Overview, Full lessons paper
http://www.adb.org/documents/making-infrastructure-disaster-resilient, http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/Learning-Lessons-Disaster-Resilience-3.pdf

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Report
30 Oct 2013
This document has been produced as a response to calls from industry – infrastructure owners, investors and insurers – for a Government vision and policy on adapting infrastructure to climate change. It is designed to catalyse action to adapt i...
Tags: Report, Infrastructure and Services, Urban Infrastructure
Assessment or evaluation, Awareness material, Guidance material
27 Jul 2017
La Lista de verificación enumera de manera priorizada y sucinta las diez preguntas clave que los legisladores, funcionarios implementadores, y aquellos que los asisten necesitan considerar a fin de garantizar que sus leyes brinden el mejor apoyo p...
Tags: Assessment or evaluation, Awareness material, Guidance material, Disaster Law
Training material
03 Aug 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future. With these four webinars, we aim to unpack the fundamentals of responding to pand...
Tags: Training material, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Urban Infrastructure, Urban Planning, Urban Preparedness, Urban Risk Reduction