New 2016 Talks-Discussion-Lunch Event Series: Infrastructure for Robustness, Resilience, and Economic Security
|Starts:||12:00 27 Jan 2016|
|Ends:||13:30 27 Jan 2016|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Speaker:||Dean Martin Schroder, AMBS Head Fiona Devine|
Pierluigi's talk will discuss the resilience of energy infrastructure systems, with a focus on electrical systems and their economic implications. An approach for assessment of the impact of extreme weather events and mitigation and adaptation strategies, demonstrated via the National Grid transmission network and developed within the RESNET project, will be presented. Future research on energy infrastructure resilience will be discussed in the context of a recently awarded joint UK-Chile project.
Julien’s talk will ask the question how should we decide on implementing some infrastructure interventions rather than others? Interventions refer to policy changes and/or asset investments. How can the estimates of diverse benefits (estimated by sector, region, social group) influence what bundle of interventions society chooses? Should we attempt to agree on the full portfolio of interventions, or only on what to invest in first leaving room for subsequent adaptation? UK and global water investments discussed as examples.
Session runs from 12:00-13:30 and includes two talks, a discussion, and an invited networking lunch.
This University of Manchester-wide seminar series is funded by EPSRC and the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities.
Travel and Contact Information
Alumni Club Room (Ground floor)
Manchester Business School West