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The Future of National Infrastructure
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The Future of National Infrastructure
A System-of-Systems Approach

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Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls, Adrian J. Hickford, Martino Tran, Alexander Otto, Chris Thoung, Rachel Beaven, Chengchao Zuo, Mark Birkin, Peter Tyler, Douglas Crawford-Brown, Edward J. Oughton, Scott Kelly, Pranab Baruah, Modassar Chaudry, Meysam Qadrdan, Nick Eyre, Nick Jenkins, Simon P. Blainey, John M. Preston, Mike Simpson, Matthew C. Ives, Chris G. Kilsby, Lucy Manning, David W. Graham, Geoff V. R. Watson, Anne Stringfellow, William Powrie, David A. Turner, Jon Coello, Cliff B. Jones, Razgar Ebrahimy, Edward A. Byers, Raghav Pant, Scott Thacker, Stuart Barr, David Alderson, Craig Robson, Ralitsa Hiteva, Jim W. Watson
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  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107066021

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  • Infrastructure forms the economic backbone of modern society. It is a key determinant of economic competitiveness, social well-being and environmental sustainability. Yet infrastructure systems (energy, transport, water, waste and ICT) in advanced economies globally face serious challenges. For the first time, a leading team of researchers sets out a systematic approach to making long-term choices about national infrastructure systems. Great Britain is used as a case study to demonstrate how the methodologies and accompanying models can be effectively applied in a national infrastructure assessment. Lessons and insights for other industrialised nations and emerging economies are highlighted, demonstrating practical scenarios for delivering infrastructure services in a wide range of future socio-economic and environmental conditions. The Future of National Infrastructure provides practitioners, policy-makers, and academics with the concepts, models and tools needed to identify and test robust, sustainable, and resilient strategies for the provision of national infrastructure.

    • Presents new and innovative analysis of infrastructure interdependencies
    • Provides global coverage of the key issues and draws out transferable lessons and insights
    • Covers a broad range of methodologies including system simulation, robust decision making, risk analysis, complex adaptive systems, transition theory, and visualisation
    • Draws on experience from academics, practitioners and policy-makers
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    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107066021
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 195 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 122 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Part I. A System-of-Systems Approach:
    1. Introducing national infrastructure assessment Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls, Adrian J. Hickford and Martino Tran
    2. A framework for analysing the long-term performance of interdependent infrastructure systems Jim W. Hall, Alexander Otto, Adrian J. Hickford, Robert J. Nicholls and Martino Tran
    Part II. Analysing National Infrastructure:
    3. Future demand for infrastructure services Chris Thoung, Rachel Beaven, Chengchao Zuo, Mark Birkin, Peter Tyler, Douglas Crawford-Brown, Edward J. Oughton and Scott Kelly
    4. Energy systems assessment Pranab Baruah, Modassar Chaudry, Meysam Qadrdan, Nick Eyre and Nick Jenkins
    5. Transport systems assessment Simon P. Blainey and John M. Preston
    6. Water supply systems assessment Mike Simpson, Matthew C. Ives, Jim W. Hall and Chris G. Kilsby
    7. Wastewater systems assessment Lucy Manning, David W. Graham and Jim W. Hall
    8. Solid waste systems assessment Geoff V. R. Watson, Anne Stringfellow, William Powrie, David A. Turner and Jon Coello
    9. Digital communications and information systems Edward J. Oughton, Martino Tran, Cliff B. Jones and Razgar Ebrahimy
    Part III. Integrative Perspectives for the Future:
    10. Assessing the performance of national infrastructure strategies Martino Tran, Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls and Adrian J. Hickford
    11. Quantifying interdependencies: the energy-transport and water-energy nexus Martino Tran, Edward A. Byers, Simon P. Blainey, Pranab Baruah, Modassar Chaudry, Meysam Qadrdan, Nick Eyre and Nick Jenkins
    12. Analysing the risks of failure of interdependent infrastructure networks Raghav Pant, Scott Thacker, Jim W. Hall, Stuart Barr, David Alderson and Scott Kelly
    13. Database, simulation modelling and visualisation for national infrastructure assessment Stuart Barr, David Alderson, Matthew C. Ives and Craig Robson
    14. Governance of interdependent infrastructure networks Ralitsa Hiteva and Jim W. Watson
    15. The future of national infrastructure Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls, Martino Tran and Adrian J. Hickford
    Index.

  • Editors

    Jim W. Hall, University of Oxford
    Jim W. Hall is Director of the Environmental Change Institute and Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford. A civil engineer by background, Professor Hall has pioneered the use of risk analysis to inform tough decisions about the future of infrastructure systems. He advises governments, agencies and utilities globally on how to adapt their systems and plan for an uncertain future.

    Martino Tran, University of Oxford
    Martino Tran is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and advises governments and industry on energy and environment. With a background in environmental science and mathematical modelling he applies systems thinking and decision sciences for addressing societal challenges in sustainability. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and has published widely on the future impacts of technology on society and environment.

    Adrian J. Hickford, University of Southampton
    Adrian J. Hickford is Senior Research Assistant in the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton. As well as his recent work on possible future changes to national infrastructure systems, he has been involved in a number of projects in the UK and across Europe aiming to increase the use of sustainable transport, reducing the associated risks, and improving current practices of traffic accident data gathering and use.

    Robert J. Nicholls, University of Southampton
    Robert J. Nicholls, Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of Southampton, is a coastal engineer with expertise in integrated assessment and systems perspectives and climate change impact and adaptation assessment. He was awarded the Roger Revelle Medal 2008 by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Executive Council, which recognises outstanding contributions to the ocean sciences. He advises several national governments on coastal impacts and adaptation to climate change.

    Contributors

    Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls, Adrian J. Hickford, Martino Tran, Alexander Otto, Chris Thoung, Rachel Beaven, Chengchao Zuo, Mark Birkin, Peter Tyler, Douglas Crawford-Brown, Edward J. Oughton, Scott Kelly, Pranab Baruah, Modassar Chaudry, Meysam Qadrdan, Nick Eyre, Nick Jenkins, Simon P. Blainey, John M. Preston, Mike Simpson, Matthew C. Ives, Chris G. Kilsby, Lucy Manning, David W. Graham, Geoff V. R. Watson, Anne Stringfellow, William Powrie, David A. Turner, Jon Coello, Cliff B. Jones, Razgar Ebrahimy, Edward A. Byers, Raghav Pant, Scott Thacker, Stuart Barr, David Alderson, Craig Robson, Ralitsa Hiteva, Jim W. Watson

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