Vulnerability of complex critical systems: Case water supply and distribution networks

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Abstract

Management of complex, interdependent critical infrastructures demands systematic continuity evaluations and capability building for abnormal as well as normal conditions. The changing risk and threat environment creates new vulnerabilities that require an extensive approach to control weak points and support the undisturbed and reliable functions of critical infrastructures. The water contamination case is used to illustrate the complexity of today's changing risk environment. It also showed that without well-established risk analysis the aftermath could be drastic due to the inadequate link between risk analysis and continuity plans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-257
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
Volume15
Issue number2/3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Critical Infrastructure
Distribution Network
Risk Analysis
Vulnerability
Water
Contamination
Evaluation
Risk analysis
Supply network
Water supply
Continuity
Distribution network
Critical infrastructure
Critical systems
Threat

Keywords

  • vulnerability
  • critical infrastructure
  • business continuity
  • water supply
  • water contamination
  • complex critical systems
  • risk management
  • Finland
  • distribution networks
  • interdependent infrastructures
  • risk assesment
  • water pollution

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In: International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, Vol. 15, No. 2/3, 01.01.2011, p. 241-257.

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