Society For Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2017

Session Schedule & Abstracts

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Roundtable: The EU and the US Projects & Activities in the Area of Resilience Assessment: How far are we from a Common Global Approach?

Room: Salon B   8:30 am–10:00 am

Chair(s): Aleksandar Jovanovic

Sponsored by Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group

The round table would involve 2-3 “flash presentations” (5 mins max., each) from the US (leading initiatives/institutions) and respective 2-3 presentation from the current leading projects/institutions in the EU. It will be followed by the moderated discussion around the following main issues:

a. Is a common guideline needed and possible?

b. Is a global data pool on threats and indicators a realistic and senseful goal? How to get closer to it?

c. Are the national/geographic/regional differences greater than the differences among the different infrastructures;

d. How to deal with explosion of possible scenarios in practical analysis of cascading effects.

The discussion will include some polling of opinions and establishing of the priorities for alignment, aiming at identifying the issues where the investment in alignment will yield the most benefit. In addition, the risks and drawbacks of the "hollow agreements" should be identified and the best suited practical forms of alignment actions proposed.

Fred Petit, ANL, USA
Duane Verner, ANL, USA
Aleksandar Jovanovi?, EU-VRi, Germany
Marie Valentine Florin, IRGC, Switzerland
Igor Linkov, USACE, USA
Knut Øien, EU-VRi, Germany

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