Critical Infrastructure

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Day-to-day life depends on infrastructure and its services, this includes supply-chains, electricity, water and sanitation, and information networks. In the face of COVID-19 and increasing extreme weather events, these systems are under increasing threat.
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Extreme natural events, slow-onset events such as droughts and sea-level rise, and technological or human-induced hazards often have disastrous impacts if the resilience of people and infrastructure is not sufficiently strengthened.
Cover of the NERC 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment
NERC’s 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment identifies, assesses, and reports on areas of concern regarding the reliability of the North American bulk power system for the upcoming summer season, while also presenting electricity demand and supply changes.
NERC’s 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment warns that parts of North America are at elevated or high risk of energy shortfalls this summer due to predicted above-normal temperatures and drought conditions over the western half of the U.S. and Canada.
As searing temperatures hit the fifth most populous (and fifth most climate-vulnerable) country, Pakistanis without reliable access to energy are sweltering in the heat. The energy crisis has dealt a crippling blow to an already overburdened grid system.
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This study delves into multilateral and systemic disruption of critical infrastructure (CI) networks to assess the systemic resilience of CI “network-of-networks”.
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The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centernow invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.
The United States has over 2,100 operational hydroelectric dams, with locations in nearly every state. They play essential roles in their regional power grids. But most were built in the past century under a different climate than they face today.
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This contributing paper discusses the relevance of the methods and case studies in informing global, national and local policymakers and decision-makers who are involved in understanding climate risks and adaptation needs for infrastructures. 
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This report highlights how water insecurity impacts companies' financial performance through the stranding of assets, the implications of this for the global financial sector, and the role of disclosure in understanding, identifying, and managing impacts.