Research of Extreme Weather Impact on Critical Infrastructure
In recent decades the frequency of different extreme weather events, including heavy rainfall and flash floods, river floods, landslides, windstorms, freezing rain, wildfire and hurricanes, has increased and these have damaged many regions across Europe and worldwide. A lot of centuries old buildings have suddenly been demolished, power delivery has failed and transport has been disrupted. These events have great devastating impacts on critical infrastructure systems. Extreme weather events and their impact on critical infrastructure was a topic of the project RAIN - Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather solved from May 2014 to April 2017 within the FP7 Framework Programme, Call Fp7-SEC-2013-1. The aim of this paper is to present the scientific results of the RAIN project achieved by the project consortium, characterized by multidisciplinary partners, and led by coordinator from the Trinity College Dublin. The project had a core focus on Critical Land Transport infrastructure and Energy & Telecommunications infrastructures. The Faculty of Security Engineering, University of Zilina participated as leader of work package 3 Land Transport Vulnerability.
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