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  • 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. [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 66
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R41EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-829-5
  • 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 [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 120
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R23EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-796-0
  • 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 [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-777-9
  • 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 [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 23
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-72
  • A Study on Financial Management of Disasters in the International Arena - Briefing Note

    The threats linked to extreme natural events, compromise not only the safety of human life, but also important activities that can move the economy of a country, regardless of its level of wealth. For this reason, the results of this study may be useful not only for high-income countries, but also for [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 24
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R16EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-694-9
  • 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 [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 27
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-696-3
  • Well-Prepared Projects

    This collection of case studies includes 17 cases from 10 different countries participating in this task force, plus one case dedicated to the use of the SOURCE platform in the preparation of transportation projects. It comes after our first report delivered earlier in 2021 in which we reviewed the [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-687-1
  • Increasing Resilience of Earth Structures to Natural Hazards - Litterature Review

    This report provides preliminary background on the topic of “Increasing Resilience of Earth Structures to Natural Hazards” assigned to WG1 of PIARC TC 4.3 as part of the 2020-2023 Work Program. This topic will be further developed as part of the 2020-2023 Work Cycle and is expected to be completed [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 41
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021LR04EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-652-9
  • Evaluation of organizational approaches to risk - Technical Report

    Organizational or Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is the formal and systematic effort to control uncertainty and variability to an organization's strategic objectives by managing risks at all organizational levels (enterprise, program, project, and activity). Enterprise risk management is an approach [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 61
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R16EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-535-5
  • Project risk catalogue - Technical Report

    During the PIARC work program for TC A.3 Risk Management 2016-2019, a general, extensive PROJECT RISK CATALOGUE was prepared by WG2 members. To arrive at this catalogue, the working group conducted an effort that involved the documentation of their collective experiences, an extensive literature search, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 52
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-536-2
  • Disaster Information Management for Road Administrators - Technical Report

    Countries that experience disasters acquire unique disaster management knowledge and develop tailored countermeasure technologies based on their experiences. As societies diversify, damage caused by disasters changes as society changes. Therefore, the type of technology necessary to manage disasters [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 85
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R09EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-516-4
  • Risk Management for Emergency Situations

    Road transport is critical to the economic vitality of a country. An effective management of emergency situations for combined and large hazards that may disrupt road operation requires cooperation and coordination among several parties of the road and non-road sector including government agencies, [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 77
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-424-2
  • Methodologies and tools for risk assessment and management applied to road operations

    This report deals with methodologies and tools for risk assessment and management applied to road operations including managing risks in relation to the climate change. Chapter 1 of this report starts with a classification of methodologies for risk management of road infrastructure. Particular attention [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 54
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-394-8
  • Role of risk-assessment in policy development and decision-making

    In the context of its 2012 - 2015 work program, PIARC has identified the Role of risk assessment in policy development and decision-making as one of its key issue under the theme TC 1.5 Risk management. This report thus provides a portrait of both the present penetration of risk management policies [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 54
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R09EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-388-7
  • Risk-based management of the bridge stock

    In the past, the Technical Committee 4.3 Road bridges reviewed the bridge management systems implemented in several countries and advised a revision of the management of bridges based on risks (Management of bridge stock 2011 - report ISBN 2-84060-238-5). This report aims to provide some answers with [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 39
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-381-8
  • Security of road infrastructure

    This paper is addressing threats directed to the infrastructure. A correct understanding and a suitable handling of the security of road infrastructure is not only important to safeguard the infrastructure itself, but is also relevant to cover the protection of the social and economic values, the protection [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 19
    • PIARC Ref. : 2015R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-357-3
  • Risks associated with natural disasters, climate change, man-made disasters and security threats

    This report presents: the methodological approach developed in the United States CAPTA (Costing Asset Protection: An All Hazards Guide for Transportation Agencies) for evaluating risks associated with all hazards; a set of practical techniques, developed in Japan,for managing risks associated [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 252
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-333-7
  • Social acceptance of risk and their perception

    This report was prepared by PIARC Technical Committee C3. It consists of 101 pages, including 40 pages of appendices (appendix A consists of 4 case-studies while appendix B presents the results of a survey on perception and social acceptance of risks). Chapter 1 presents the factors influencing risk [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 118
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R30EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-298-9
  • Managing risk in road organization

    The Guide to Risk Management in a Road Organization aims at presenting principles and techniques of risk management (RM) for road organizations illustrated with practical examples of implementation. Risk analysis techniques presented in Chapter 2 include Risk Analysis by Scenario, Failure Modes and [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 376
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R13EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-265-2
  • Recommendations regarding road tunnel drivers' training and information

    A follow-up on the report « Human Factors and safety from the view point of users » that was published in 2008 by the World Road Association, this new work by Technical Committee C4 - Road Tunnel Operations - aims at giving key information and instructions to drivers in order to enable them to adopt [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 193
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-235-0
  • Towards development of a risk management approach

    A risk management approach is an important decision-making tool that complements good program and project management.The report presents an integrated risk management approach with respect to the following: ·Risk management techniques in the road sector ·Risk management for mega projects; and [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 389
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-230-X
  • Risk analysis for road tunnels

    Risk analysis is an important tool which can be used to help improve and optimise the safety of road tunnels. Risk analysis is now explicitly required by the European Directive 2004/54/EC, on minimum safety requirements for road tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network. The report summarises the [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 245
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-202-4
  • Contribution to Risk Management of Existing Slopes

    C12 decided to extend those studies and adopted the topic risk management of existing slopes during the period 1995-1999 to focus on the utilization of monitoring techniques and database applications. The report summarizes the risk management on existing slopes in technical aspects through the collected [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 12.11.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-129-X
  • Natural Disaster reduction

    The General Assembly of the United Nations, on December 11, 1987, designated the 1990s as the International Decade for natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). During this ten-year period, 1990 through 1999, special efforts should be made for reducing catastrophic loss of life, property damage, and social [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 220
    • PIARC Ref. : 72.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-031-5
  • Natural Disaster Reduction - Final Report

    The PIARC Working Group G2 was set up in 1990, in response to the United Nations proposal on the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). For the first period (1990-1995), the Working Group had conducted various studies including an international survey on road disasters, and published [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 275
    • PIARC Ref. : 72.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-109-5