Neglecting uncertainties biases house-elevation decisions to manage riverine flood risks (2020)

Zarekarizi, M., Srikrishnan, V. & Keller, K. Neglecting uncertainties biases house-elevation decisions to manage riverine flood risks. Nat Commun 11, 5361 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19188-9 AbstractHomeowners around the world elevate houses to manage flood risks. Deciding how high to elevate a house poses a nontrivial decision problem. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

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Efficient or Fair? Operationalizing Ethical Principles in Flood Risk Management: A Case Study on the Dutch‐German Rhine (2020)

Ciullo, A., Kwakkel, J.H., De Bruijn, K.M., Doorn, N. and Klijn, F. (2020), Efficient or Fair? Operationalizing Ethical Principles in Flood Risk Management: A Case Study on the Dutch‐German Rhine. Risk Analysis. doi:10.1111/risa.13527 Abstract:Flood risk management decisions in many countries are based on decision‐support frameworks which rely on cost‐benefit analyses….

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Compound hydrometeorological extremes across multiple timescales drive volatility in California electricity market prices and emissions (2020)

Yufei Su, Jordan D. Kern, Patrick M. Reed, Gregory W. Characklis, Compound hydrometeorological extremes across multiple timescales drive volatility in California electricity market prices and emissions, Applied Energy, Volume 276, 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115541 Abstract: Hydrometeorological conditions influence the operations of bulk electric power systems and wholesale markets for electricity. Streamflow is the…

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Behavior-based scenario discovery using time series clustering (2020)

Patrick Steinmann, Willem L. Auping, Jan H. Kwakkel, Behavior-based scenario discovery using time series clustering, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 156, 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120052 Abstract: Scenario Discovery is a widely used method in model-based decision support for identifying common input space properties across ensembles of exploratory model runs. For model runs…

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Critical Airport Infrastructure Disaster Resilience: A Framework and Simulation Model for Rapid Adaptation (2020)

Comes, T., Warnier, M., Feil, W., Van de Walle, B., 2020. Critical Airport Infrastructure Disaster Resilience: A Framework and Simulation Model for Rapid Adaptation. Journal of Management in Engineering 36, 04020059. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000798 Abstract: Resilient critical airport infrastructures affected by a disaster need to sustain minimal functionality and quickly resume full…

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Can modern multi-objective evolutionary algorithms discover high-dimensional financial risk portfolio tradeoffs for snow-dominated water-energy systems? (2020)

Rohini S. Gupta, Andrew L. Hamilton, Patrick M. Reed, Gregory W. Characklis, Can modern multi-objective evolutionary algorithms discover high-dimensional financial risk portfolio tradeoffs for snow-dominated water-energy systems?, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 145, 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103718 Abstract: Hydropower generation in the Hetch Hetchy Power System is strongly tied to snowmelt dynamics in…

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Governing climate risks in the face of normative uncertainties (2020)

Taebi, B, Kwakkel, JH, Kermisch, C. Governing climate risks in the face of normative uncertainties. WIREs Clim Change. 2020; 11:e666.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/wcc.666 Abstract:Governing risks is not only a technical matter, but also a matter of ethical and societal considerations. In this article, we argue that in addition to scientific and technical uncertainties, we need to also address normative…

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Development of Climate Impact Response Functions for highly regulated water resource systems (2020)

Patricia Marcos-Garcia, Casey Brown, Manuel Pulido-Velazquez, Development of Climate Impact Response Functions for highly regulated water resource systems, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 590, 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125251 Abstract: Climate Impact Response Functions (CIRFs) can be useful for exploring potential risks of system failure under climate change. The performance of a water resource system…

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Water pathways: An open source stochastic simulation system for integrated water supply portfolio management and infrastructure investment planning (2020)

B.C. Trindade, D.F. Gold, P.M. Reed, H.B. Zeff, G.W. Characklis,Water pathways: An open source stochastic simulation system for integrated water supply portfolio management and infrastructure investment planning, Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 132, 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104772 Abstract: Financial risk, access to capital, regulatory processes, and regional competition for limited water sources represent…

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Substantiating Energy Justice: Creating a Space to Understand Energy Dilemmas (2020)

Wood, N.; Roelich, K. Substantiating Energy Justice: Creating a Space to Understand Energy Dilemmas. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1917. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051917 Abstract:This paper explores the relationships between the moral philosophical foundations and strategic goals of two conceptions of energy justice: the “triumvirate conception” and the “principled approach”. We explore the extent to which the goals…

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