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Defining and Understanding Disaster Resilience for Individual Types of Infrastructures Presentation at Homeland Security Symposium Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Facilities Thursday, May 13, 2010 National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC By Mark E. Steiner P.E. TISP Vice Chair
Defining and Understanding Disaster Resilience for Individual Types of Infrastructures
Presentation at Homeland Security Symposium
Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Facilities
Thursday, May 13, 2010
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
By Mark E. Steiner P.E.
TISP Vice Chair
ACEC Senior Policy Director
“Improving Resilience of the Nation’s Infrastructure”
Develop a Progression Plan Facilitating Resilience as a Function of the National Homeland Security Strategy, National Response Framework, and National Disaster Recovery Framework
Develop educational tools promoting resilience concepts
Develop new strategic partnerships - risk sciences, standards setting communities, and emergency management
Three Programs supporting the National Homeland Security Strategy and the National Frameworks:
Thought Leadership at the Intersection of Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Risk Science.
Update the Regional Disaster Resilience Guide and develop a new Critical Infrastructure Resilience Guide.
Incorporate Resilience in the Whole Infrastructure/Build Criteria.
Common definition of “resilience.”
Education programs on resilience.
Common resilience management framework, applied consistently.
Unified national resilience goal.
Consistent methods for identifying core functions and interdependencies for risk and resilience management.
Consistent methods for prioritizing infrastructure investments.
Incentivize infrastructure owners and communities to pursue resilience policies and improvements.
Implementing a resilience strategy requires that the United States also address its aging infrastructure.
TISP offers a definition of resilience and a framework for prioritizing infrastructure resilience needs
Public and private stakeholders can more efficiently apply their resources.
Resilience is a capacity to absorb or mitigate the impact of hazard events while maintaining and restoring critical services.
identifying and understanding critical operations and functions,
anticipating impacts of multi-hazard events,
preparing for and adapting to manage a crisis or disruption as it unfolds,
creating capacity to rapidly return to and/or reconstitute a more resilient “normal” operation,
tolerating loss of some capacity for the duration of the response effort to a disruption, and
partnering through communications, coordination and collaboration.
The first step to achieving resilience is to identify and agree on the functions that must continue after a hazard event.
Includes individual and community, private-sector and public-sector activities or operations in a facility, area, or region.
Continuity of critical operations defines the built environment and interdependencies that are vital.
Analyze potential disruption to critical functions and interdependencies
Identify needed alterations to base and interdependent infrastructure to achieve resilience
Establish cost and schedule for each alteration
Establish priorities for needed alterations
Determine available resources to address alterations
Identify alternative uses of limited resources
Select between alternatives and cost-effective use of limited resources based on impact, benefits, and acceptable risk
Presenter: Mark Steiner - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)
For general information about TISP contact Bill Anderson