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Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

Paul Schulman and Emery Roe


High-reliability management of critical infrastructures-the safe and continued provision of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, transportation, and water-is a social imperative. Loss of service in interconnected critical infrastructure systems (ICISs) after hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis and their delayed large-scale recovery have turned these events into catastrophes. Reliability and Risk reveals a neglected management dimension and provides a new framework for understanding interconnected infrastructures, their potential for cascading failure, and how to improve thei ... More

Keywords: High-reliability management, interconnected critical infrastructure systems, risk assessment, risk management, infrastructure design technology regulation, system failure, large-scale recovery, regulated reliability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780804793933
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Schulman, author
Mills College

Emery Roe, author