Post-earthquake restoration of water supply infrastructure

Doosun Kang, Kevin Lansey

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study attempts to develop a resilience-based recovery model of water supply system against earthquake events. Our objective is to sequence repairs to maximize system restoration through water delivery to critical locations or to maximize the number of served customers in the shortest time period given multiple failures. For these purposes, a computer simulation model can be helpful in examining restoration strategies in a risk-free and virtual environment under a range of possible emergency scenarios. Therefore, the goal of this study is to examine the effectiveness of key restoration strategies for emergency preparedness plans. Furthermore, it is envisioned that this simulation model can be used in conjunction with other pre-event and/or post-event loss reduction strategies for the design of robust and resilient water supply infrastructure and optimization of restoration strategies. The proposed methodology depicts the real-life restoration process that can be used by planners, engineers, and decision makers to better serve the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013
Subtitle of host publicationShowcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress
Pages913-922
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 19 2013May 23 2013

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/19/135/23/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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    Kang, D., & Lansey, K. (2013). Post-earthquake restoration of water supply infrastructure. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress (pp. 913-922). (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress).