critical infrastructure decision analytics Articles

  • Identifying potential repositories for radioactive waste: multiple criteria decision analysis and critical infrastructure systems

    An approach for the analysis and management of multiple criteria critical infrastructure problems is put forth. Nuclear waste management involves complex tradeoffs under uncertainty. Among all waste either generated by nature or human activities, radioactive nuclear waste is the most toxic to human health and difficult to manage: it is known that some nuclear waste material will be radioactive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Decision Analysis Applications for the Sustainability of Global Urban Water Resources and Drainage Systems

    ABSTRACTWater is one of the most vital elements needed for life. In many countries water supplies, especially for critical drinking water, are either being depleted or polluted. Too often these problems are magnified due to the lack of reliable drainage systems that provide proper stormwater and sanitary sewage collection and treatment of human generated wastewater. ...

  • Strategic aspects of aging nuclear infrastructure: game theory and the Chernobyl event

    Game theory can provide an analytical framework for investigation of the strategic conflicts surrounding critical infrastructure. Immediately after the 1986 Chernobyl event, for example, plant management, political appointees and world media struggled over the timing and accuracy of information release. The aging of nuclear power plants and the increasing difficulties faced by management and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability assessment of urban water planning using a multi-criteria analytical tool – a case study in Ningbo, China

    Sustainable urban water infrastructure planning has become one of the major concerns when facing the growing urbanization pace and challenges in China. The paper aims to integrate the modern decision support tools in urban water supply system (WSS) planning and programing. A case study of Ningbo, China is presented to assess the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the selected WSS. A ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Business Case Evaluation: An Essential Tool for Prioritizing Investments for Sustainable Public Infrastructure Projects

    Background This article was written in advance of a special Business Case Evaluation Workshop to be held as part of the GLOBE 2014 Conference, taking place in Vancouver, Canada. GLOBE ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Smart Water Metering For Smart Cities

    One of a city’s most important pieces of critical infrastructure is its water system. With populations in cities growing, it is inevitable that water consumption will grow as well. The term “smart water” points to water and wastewater infrastructure management system. A smart water system is designed to gather meaningful and actionable data about the flow, pressure and ...

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Kuwait oil company streamlines emissions data management for corporate social responsibility and efficiency gains

    The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has long been a leader in addressing environmental sustainability issues. In the early 1990s, Kuwait faced the worst environmental catastrophe in recent history as a result of the bygone Iraqi regime's invasion of the country. Oil wells and gathering centers were ablaze and uncontrolled oil flow was filling hundreds of vast oil lakes and fouling mile after mile of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Emerging markets for SRI?

    Socially responsible investors have, so far, paid little attention to emerging markets. But a new report commissioned by the International Finance Corporation argues that they should – both for their own sakes, and for the sake of sustainable development. Dan Siddy explains In 2000, Vestel, a Turkish manufacturer of flat-panel TV screens for European and North American markets, emitted large ...


  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • Integrated Wastewater Management

    ' Appropriate wastewater management, within an overall water resources management program, is essential to responsible use of the environment and to affordable provision of services. Such management programs are best developed at a river basin or sub-catchment level. An approach is outlined for developing a wastewater strategy and an implementation plan for a river basin.' Integrated ...


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