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Technical Reports Risk management

This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of risk management. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Disaster Management and Recovery Techniques for Road Administrators - Technical Report

    Road networks are one of the most important infrastructure elements that support all kinds of socio-economic activities. In the case of disasters, the role of a road network is more crucial. The purpose of road disaster management is to increase resilience of road networks, effectively and efficiently. Resilience of road networks include not only resilience of the network itself (e.g., planning and construction of alternative road network or alternative transportation) but resilience of road facilities [...]

  • Financial Aspects of Disaster Management - Technical Report

    This technical report stems from a collection of case studies pertaining disaster management in different countries of the world; the aim is to analyze the tools and activities that could potentially provide a more integrated and effective financial resource management process during extreme natural events. In fact, many studies have shown how in recent years the severity and frequency of natural disasters has increased and how with it has come an increase in human and economic losses. Recently, [...]

  • Climate Change, Resilience and Disaster Management for Roads - Seminar

    Climate change and other hazards have a wide range of implications on the performance of road infrastructure and can cause disruptions to road network operations. For example, extreme rainfall influences the intensity beyond the drainage capacity of roadways, resulting in slope collapses and landslides as well as traffic disruption. These traffic disruptions will lead to an increase in traffic accidents and restrictions. On the other hand, disasters cause significant loss of life each year throughout [...]

  • Road Disaster Management - Using Latest Information Technologies - Briefing Note

    An international workshop was jointly organized by PIARC via its Technical Committee 1.5 “Disaster Management" and the JARA (Japan Road Association). The event was greatly cooperated by REAAA (Regional Association of Asia and Australasia) via its Climate Change, Resilience and Emergency Management Committee. The event was also friendly cooperated by PIARC TC 1.4 (Climate Change and Resilience of Road Networks) and PIARC TC 4.2 (Bridges). This event provides information on the Road disaster management [...]

  • The Use of Big Data and Social Networks for Disaster Management - Briefing Note

    PIARC's Technical Committee 1.5 - Disaster Management, has established a task related to the'Use of Big Data and Social Networks for Disaster Management. This task considers new information evolutions such as big data and social networks. It involves an international literature review, collection and analysis of case studies and engagement with worldwide road administrations to learn from global experience to promote knowledge sharing. As part of this research, an international survey was undertaken [...]