Resilience capacities assessment for critical infrastructures disruption: The READ framework (part 1)

Igor Kozin*, Boris Petrenj, Paolo Trucco

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    We suggest an approach to assessing critical infrastructure resilience (CIR) as a step towards informed resource allocation and operation when planning to cope with CI disruptions in the context of emergency management or multi stakeholder planning. The approach is capabilities-based, where a capability is defined as a combination of assets, resources and routines specifically arranged to accomplish a critical task and assure a key objective. The capabilities (intra- and inter-institutional) are grouped into clusters according to the resilience phase (preventive, absorptive, adaptive and restorative) where they are invoked; and according to the system type (technical, operational, social and economic) which they belong to. An overall resilience capability building cycle completes the framework, enabling a systematic implementation of relevant capabilities and making gap analysis with regard to resilience deficits. A simplified test case exemplifying the use of the framework in the context of a regional public-private collaboration for CIR is provided.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)199-220
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
    • Environmental Science (all)
    • Energy (all)
    • Capability-based planning
    • Critical infrastructure
    • Emergency management
    • Gap analysis
    • Public-private partnership
    • Resilience assessment
    • Civil defense
    • Disasters
    • Public works
    • Risk management
    • Strategic planning
    • Public private partnerships
    • Critical infrastructures


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