Design considerations for riverine floods in a changing climate – A review (2019)

B. François, K.E. Schlef, S. Wi, C.M. Brown, Design considerations for riverine floods in a changing climate–a review, J. Hydrol. (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.04.068 ABSTRACT: Conventional methods for designing infrastructure that is subject to flood risk, such as dams and levees, assume a stationary design flood. However, observed and potential non-stationarity…

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Resilience of the Eastern African electricity sector to climate driven changes in hydropower generation (2019)

Sridharan, V., Broad, O., Shivakumar, A. et al. Resilience of the Eastern African electricity sector to climate driven changes in hydropower generation. Nat Commun 10, 302 (2019) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-08275-7 ABSTRACT: Notwithstanding current heavy dependence on gas-fired electricity generation in the Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP), hydropower is expected to play an essential role in…

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A global multi-hazard risk analysis of road and railway infrastructure assets (2019)

Koks, E.E., Rozenberg, J., Zorn, C. et al. A global multi-hazard risk analysis of road and railway infrastructure assets. Nat Commun 10, 2677 (2019) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10442-3 ABSTRACT: Transport infrastructure is exposed to natural hazards all around the world. Here we present the first global estimates of multi-hazard exposure and risk to road and rail…

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Global modeling of nature’s contributions to people (2019)

Chaplin-Kramer, Rebecca, Richard P. Sharp, Charlotte Weil, Elena M. Bennett, Unai Pascual, Katie K. Arkema, Kate A. Brauman, et al. “Global Modeling of Nature’s Contributions to People.” Science 366, no. 6462 (2019): 255–58. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw3372 ABSTRACT: The magnitude and pace of global change demand rapid assessment of nature and its…

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Infrastructure for sustainable development (2019)

Thacker, S., Adshead, D., Fay, M. et al. Infrastructure for sustainable development. Nat Sustain2, 324–331 (2019) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0256-8h ABSTRACT: Infrastructure systems form the backbone of every society, providing essential services that include energy, water, waste management, transport and telecommunications. Infrastructure can also create harmful social and environmental impacts, increase vulnerability to natural disasters and…

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Linking global climate change to local water availability: Limitations and prospects for a tropical mountain watershed (2019)

González-Zeas, D., Erazo, B., Lloret, P., De Bièvre, B., Steinschneider, S., Dangles, O., 2019. Linking global climate change to local water availability: limitations and prospects for a tropical mountain watershed. Sci. Total Environ. 650, 2577–2586 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.309 ABSTRACT: Bridging the gap between the predictions of coarse-scale climate models and the…

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Making sense of crises: the implications of information asymmetries for resilience and social justice in disaster-ridden communities (2019)

Tina Comes, Kenny Meesters & Stina Torjesen (2019) Making sense of crises: the implications of information asymmetries for resilience and social justice in disaster-ridden communities, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, 4:3, 124-136 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23789689.2017.1405653 ABSTRACT: New information and communication technologies (ICT) have enabled communities to collect and share information and tap into a network of peers…

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Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet (2019)

Rozenberg, Julie, and Marianne Fay, eds. Beyond the gap: How countries can afford the infrastructure they need while protecting the planet. The World Bank, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1596/978-1-4648-1363-4 ABSTRACT: Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet aims to shift the debate regarding investment needs…

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Robust Decision Making and Epoch-Era Analysis: A comparison of two model-based approaches for decision making under uncertainty (2020)

Moallemi, E.A., El Sawah, S., and Ryan, M.J. (2020) Robust Decision Making and Epoch-Era Analysis: A comparison of two model-based approaches for decision making under uncertainty. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119797 ABSTRACT: Several model-based frameworks have been introduced in support of robust decision-making. While they agree on a…

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Structuring and evaluating decision support processes to enhance the robustness of complex human-natural systems (2020)

Moallemi, E.A., Zare, F., Reed, P.M., Elsawah, S., Ryan, M.J., and Bryan, B.A. (2020) Structuring and evaluating decision support processes to enhance the robustness of complex human–natural systems. Environmental Modelling & Software 123, 1045-51. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104551 ABSTRACT: Decision-making in the context of complex human–natural systems requires a transition towards robust model-based inferences…

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