infrastructure mapping Articles

  • Assessing supply chain dependency on critical infrastructures using fuzzy cognitive maps

    For identifying critical infrastructures, the potential consequences of their loss to society must be estimated. This requires establishing consequence propagation through the complex network of CI and supply chains. This study investigates the viability of a novel method for this purpose, which exploits fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) theory to evaluate the impact of service disruption of one ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood risk maps 2

    Flood risk is a combination of the likelihood of flooding and the potential consequences arising. There are different maps depending on the chosen hydrological scenario (see flood hazard maps). The flood risk maps should consider information about: the number of potentially affected inhabitants the type of economic activity on the area potentially affected other information ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Infrastructure modelling 2.0

    To support stakeholders involved in infrastructure development, we develop evolutionary models of these complex systems, which is a formidable task with respect to data requirements, information representation and knowledge management. Re-addressing a case on bio-electricity infrastructure evolution, we demonstrate first a series of visualisations of economic and ecologic system parameters as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Alternative Approaches to Sustainable Infrastructure

    ABSTRACTThe ability of a small community water infrastructure system to provide safe drinking water and protect the environment is heavily influenced by the utility’s financial sustainability. Particularly in this era of declining grant dollars, coupled with higher costs for construction, operation and maintenance, the economic viability of the small system is threatened. New alternative ...

  • Renewing Belgrade’s Water Infrastructure

    After the trauma of the 1990s, new foreign and national investments in Belgrade’s water infrastructure is enabling the city to benefit from the latest advances in water supply technology… Introduction Situated on the banks of the rivers Sava and Danube, the citizens of Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and Montenegro in the Balkans, have long benefited from ready access to water. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovative contracting in infrastructure design and maintenance

    This paper describes the results of research into the contract arrangements and design processes for contractors in the road infrastructure industry. The changing institutional environment has led the industry to believe that more opportunities can be realised to the benefit of society (lower cost, higher quality, more efficient design and design process) when contractors are allowed more 'design ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public policy and the failure of national infrastructures

    On the 14 August 2003, a complex combination of immediate events and longer term vulnerabilities led to a domino effect in which 50 million people had their power supplies interrupted. Consequent losses were between $5–$10 billion. It is, therefore, one of the most serious disruptions to a national power distribution network. The causes included technical issues to do with network capacity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The future evolution of IT in water infrastructure management

    The water industry has been slow to take advantage of information technology (IT), but it is catching up quickly. In many parts of the world, water managers now depend entirely on IT to manage their water supply and wastewater services. IT has become a core part of the business. Computing environments have evolved from individual mainframe computers, through networks based on mini-computers, to ...


    By Innovyze

  • Pipeline Zooming for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Survey.

    Time, budget and resources often keep a municipality from maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date information on water and sewer pipeline conditions. Without a complete understanding of their infrastructures, municipal supervisors cannot properly prioritize and schedule maintenance activities. As a result, emergencies—backups, collapses, and overflows—happen unexpectedly, and must be dealt with on ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Mapping the results of mobile network monitoring: a GIS solution

    Most of us are familiar with the 'can you hear me now' commercial - a spectacled technician from a major wireless carrier moves about with a dedicated team testing the voice clarity of the network. Geographic information system (GIS) technology (Foote and Lynch, 2011), together with the use of existing data collection hardware, allows analysts to map results of mobile networks both accurately and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The regulatory and standards landscape of Canada’s public infrastructure

    IntroductionInfrastructure Canada (INFC) is the Government of Canada’s focal point for making strategic investments in public infrastructure and advancing the New Deal for Cities and Communities. Research is a fundamental building block for both. INFC is committed tbuilding, connecting and sharing knowledge about public infrastructure and communities. The department identified governance as ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Cascade vulnerability for risk analysis of water infrastructure

    One of the major tasks in urban water management is failure-free operation for at least most of the time. Accordingly, the reliability of the network systems in urban water management has a crucial role. The failure of a component in these systems impacts potable water distribution and urban drainage. Therefore, water distribution and urban drainage systems are categorized as critical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GPR: a new tool for structural health monitoring of infrastructure

    Abstract Recent developments in acquisition methodology, data acquisition systems, post-processing software, and the availability of user friendly high-frequency antennas have enabled the GPR user to generate accurate three dimensional images of the interior of concrete structures. Four case studies are discussed with emphasis on output that is readily understood by the ...


    By SewerVUE

  • 8 charts and maps show why drought will be a growing challenge in the U.S.

    The American West continues to struggle with an historic, years-long drought, with the latest area to be hit — the Pacific Northwest — garnering recent headlines. But is drought in the United States ...


    By Ensia

  • Developing a Stormwater Infrastructure Geospatial Database for a Large Non-Traditional MS4 System

     ABSTRACT The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is a state agency which owns and maintains parks, conservation and watershed land, and roadways. They are regulated as a non-traditional MS4 stormwater municipality under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program. To satisfy the ...

  • Improving the Operations and Maintenance of Wastewater Infrastructure with Knowledge Management Systems

    ChallengesFort Campbell, Kentucky is an active military facility that serves a dynamic population of up to 50,000 military and civilian personnel. The collection system assets include a 5 MGD treatment plant, 79 pump stations, 100 miles of gravity and force main sewers, and over 100 miscellaneous structures including oil/water separators and grease traps. Like many communities – this ...

  • A critical moment to harness green infrastructure—not concrete—to secure clean water

    Natural ecosystems provide essential services for our communities. Forests and wetlands, for example, filter the water we drink, protect neighborhoods from floods and droughts, and shade aquatic habitat for fish populations. While ...

  • Polyphase FIR filters and Fant's re-sampling algorithm for securing information in critical information infrastructures: a new approach

    Efficiently managed algorithms and functional models are built so that they can comply with large scale of hardware devices, which can bring new life and offer extended capabilities to present day and future information devices. In this study, a newly derived algorithm has been implemented. It supplies coefficients to be used in a structure similar to the one that the finite impulse response ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Queensland Rail – An example in effective noise mapping and noise control implementation for existing rail operations

    There is an increasing trend in the world today to model noise impacts of city-wide infrastructure such as rail, road and industrial activities.  This is particularly true of the European Union, which sought to produce an integrated approach across member states to predict city-wide long term average noise levels. The outcome of such an exercise usually results in production of noise ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Understanding critical infrastructure failure: examining the experience of Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina

    This article examines disaster recovery and resilience issues following a major hurricane. Two coastal communities were chosen for study following Hurricane Katrina in order to explore the issues in measuring and evaluating recovery and resilience. The communities were Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi. A mix of data sources was employed to determine effects on critical infrastructure on a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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