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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
dc.contributor.author Morley, Kevin M.
dc.creator Morley, Kevin M.
dc.date 2012-04-17
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-18T19:09:43Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-18T19:09:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-18
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/7880
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
thesis.degree.name PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Environmental Science and Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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