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Evaluating Resilience in the Water Sector: Application of the Utility Resilience Index (URI)

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dc.contributor.advisor deMonsabert, Sharon Morley, Kevin M.
dc.creator Morley, Kevin M. 2012-04-17 2012-06-18T19:09:43Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2012-06-18T19:09:43Z 2012-06-18
dc.description.abstract This research seeks to develop an all-hazard resiliency index to evaluate the level of preparedness within water sector utilities. A system level assessment is developed to support the prioritization and distribution of limited resources. The index is dependent on individual utility data to establish the baseline, and the indicators used are derived from data that are regularly available to a utility manager. When the indicator data are aggregated and normalized, the index provides a functional representation of a utility’s current state of resilience. The all-hazard utility resilience index is critical to facilitating the rapid assessment of potential gaps in a utility’s capacity to respond and recover quickly from an incident. The Utility Resiliency Index (URI) supports decision management for resource allocation to mitigate and/or enhance observed deficiencies.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Homeland Security en_US
dc.subject Drinking Water en_US
dc.subject Utility Resilience Index en_US
dc.subject Preparedness en_US
dc.subject All-Hazard en_US
dc.title Evaluating Resilience in the Water Sector: Application of the Utility Resilience Index (URI) en_US
dc.type Dissertation en PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy en_US Doctoral en Environmental Science and Public Policy en George Mason University en

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