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Resilience in the context of a stormwater infrastructure report card


This article is a product of an independent study effort accomplished over the span of two semesters at the US Air Force Academy. The authors set out with the intent of investigating the state of current thought regarding resiliency as it applies to domestic public infrastructure systems. In order to bridge the gap between theory and practice, an American Society of Civil Engineers local infrastructure report card is used as a case study vehicle, with a specific focus on stormwater infrastructure resiliency. The objective of the study on which this article is based was to provide a tangible community service while at the same time to gain a better understanding of how infrastructure resiliency principals are applied at a practical, local level.

Keywords: resilience, infrastructure, infrastructure report card, stormwater, civil engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, natural hazards, City of Colorado Springs, State of Colorado, USA, resiliency, critical infrastructures

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