Title: Resilience capacities assessment for critical infrastructures disruption: READ pilot applications (part 2)

Authors: Paolo Trucco; Boris Petrenj; Carmelo Di Mauro

Addresses: Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, Milan, Italy ' Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, Milan, Italy ' RGS – Risk Governance Solutions S.r.l., Via delle Medaglie d'Oro 8, 21100 Varese, Italy

Abstract: The study aims at supporting the stakeholders involved in the emergency management (EM) activities to tackle the challenges related to scenarios involving interdependent critical infrastructure (CI) systems, by building resilience. The primary objective of implementing the capability-based approach is to enable and foster collaborative EM in the context of public-private collaborations for CI resilience. The READ framework and related tool have been tested to support stakeholders' resilience capacities assessment with respect to cross-border disruptions and thus identify the main areas where progress is needed. Two pilot cases were used to validate the approach and demonstrate its applicability in the context of regional public-private collaborations for critical infrastructure protection and Resilience with different degree of development and level of maturity, namely Basque Country (Spain) and Lombardy Region (Italy). The practitioners' feedback from both application cases confirmed the usefulness of such approach and helped to identify areas for future research and improvement.

Keywords: critical infrastructure; CI; resilience assessment; capability-based planning; public-private partnership; gap analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2018.094406

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2018 Vol.14 No.3, pp.221 - 247

Received: 09 Feb 2018
Accepted: 02 Mar 2018

Published online: 24 Aug 2018 *

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