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Interdependent critical infrastructures resilience: methodology and case study

Benoît Robert (Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School of Montreal, Montreal, Canada)
Luciano Morabito (Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School of Montreal, Montreal, Canada)
Irène Cloutier (Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School of Montreal, Montreal, Canada)
Yannick Hémond (Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School of Montreal, Montreal, Canada)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 2 February 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a coherence analysis to evaluate the resilience for a critical infrastructure (CI). This is the new way to evaluate the CI and demonstrate that the authors need to pass from the protection towards resilience.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors use two approaches for this research. First is a consequence-based approach to evaluate the resilience. This approach has been used many times for evaluating the interdependencies between CIs. The second is a systemic approach to characterize the system and doing the coherence analysis.

Findings

This paper presents a methodology to evaluate the coherence in a context of CIs protection. The coherence analysis in resilience is a new concept and the first result to the application seems very good for the user of the research.

Originality/value

The originality of this paper is the coherence analysis applied to a resilience evaluation. The criteria for coherence analysis is innovative and it is a new way to consider the resilience and the relation between an organization and it is partners. Another value is the need for a wider scope in the analysis of hazards and how to address them that includes the infrastructure system itself, but also other related organizations and infrastructure systems.

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Citation

Robert, B., Morabito, L., Cloutier, I. and Hémond, Y. (2015), "Interdependent critical infrastructures resilience: methodology and case study", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp. 70-79. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-10-2013-0195

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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