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Sustainability in post disaster road infrastructure recovery projects and asset management

By Ruwan Weerakoon and Arun Kumar


Civil infrastructure and especially roads are being impacted with increasing frequency by flood, Tsunami,\ud cyclone related natural and manmade disasters in the world. Responding to such events and in preparing for more\ud regular and intense climate-change induced events in future, the road governing agencies are reviewing how postdisaster road infrastructure recovery projects are best planned and delivered. In particular, there is awareness that rebuilding such infrastructure require sustainable asset management strategies across economic, environmental and social dimensions.\ud \ud A comprehensive asset management framework for pre and post disaster situations can minimize negative impacts on\ud our communities, economy and environment. This research paper is focused on post disaster management in road\ud infrastructures and road infrastructure asset management strategies used by road authorities. Analyzing the\ud implications of disruption to transport network and associated services is an important part of preparing local and regional responses to the impacts of disasters. This research paper will contribute to strategic infrastructure asset planning, management leading to safe, efficient and integrated transport system that supports sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes.\ud \ud This paper also focuses on proper asset management, governance and engineering principles which should be\ud followed and adopted in post disaster recovery projects to maximize sustainability in environmental, social and\ud economic dimensions

Topics: Sustainability Assessment Framework, Asset Management, Post Disaster Road Recovery Projects
Publisher: Nethwin Printers (Pvt) Ltd
Year: 2013
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