Emergency Management involving Critical Infrastructure Disruptions: operationalizing the deployment of resilience capabilities

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2017

View graph of relations

Recent developments nurturing the importance of Emergency Management (EM) of Critical Infrastructure (CI) brought a shift of emphasis from protecting the systems to building resilience. Resilience approach is required to cope with inevitable events, ensuring ability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from a potentially disruptive event. The study proposes a novel approach to integrating the resilience capacities of CI into the EM cycle, which facilitates emergency services and CI operators to collaborate in addressing resilience improvement measures, while planning to cope with CI disruptions. It grounds on a previously published comprehensive framework which reflects the main characteristics of such emergencies (e.g. interdependent, multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder) and supports the identification, assessment and development of specific technical and organizational capabilities. A pilot application is provided on a real case involving the public and private actors engaged in the Regional Programme on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience (CIP-R) in Lombardy (Italy).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016)
EditorsLesley Walls, Matthew Revie, Tim Bedford
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9781138029972
StatePublished - 2016
Event26th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016) - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Sep 201629 Sep 2016
Conference number: 26


Conference26th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Internet address
Download as:
Download as PDF
Select render style:
Download as HTML
Select render style:
Download as Word
Select render style:

ID: 130699901