Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh

Bingunath Ingirige, Fuad Ali, Nurul Afroze Zainal Abidin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Extreme Weather Events continue to cause shocking losses of life and long-term damage at scales, depths and complexities that elude robust and accountable calculation, expression and reparation. Cyclones and storm surges can wipe out entire towns, and overwhelm vulnerable built and lived environments. It was storm surges that was integral to the destructive power of Hurricane Katrina in the USA (2005), Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013), as well as Cyclone Nargis (2008) and the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. This paper report on work which concerns itself with the question of, given what we know already about such extreme weather events, and their associated critical infrastructure impacts and recovery trajectories, what scenarios, insights and tools might we develop to enable critical infrastructures which are resilient? With several of the world's most climate vulnerable cities situated in well-peopled and rapidly growing urban areas near coasts, our case study of Khulna City speaks globally into a resilience discourse, through critical infrastructure, disaster risk reduction, through spatial data science and high visualisation. With a current population of 1.4 million estimated to rise to 2.9 million by 2030, dense historical Khulna City may well continue to perform a critical role in regional economic development and as well as a destination for environmental refugees. Working as part of the EU-CIRCLE consortium1, we conduct a case study into cyclones and storm surges affecting the critical infrastructure then discuss salient developments of loss modelling. The research aims to contribute towards a practical framework that stimulates adaptive learning across multiple stakeholders and organisational genres.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Building Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationUsing scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017
PublisherElsevier BV
Pages832-839
Number of pages8
Volume212
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameProcedia Engineering
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN (Print)1877-7058

Fingerprint

Critical infrastructures
Hurricanes
Disasters
Coastal zones
Visualization
Trajectories
Recovery
Economics

Cite this

Ingirige, B., Ali, F., & Zainal Abidin, N. A. (2018). Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh. In 7th International Conference on Building Resilience: Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017 (Vol. 212, pp. 832-839). (Procedia Engineering). Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.107
Ingirige, Bingunath ; Ali, Fuad ; Zainal Abidin, Nurul Afroze. / Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh. 7th International Conference on Building Resilience: Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017. Vol. 212 Elsevier BV, 2018. pp. 832-839 (Procedia Engineering).
@inproceedings{91d06d63cbfb40398bbcb3fbc87371b4,
title = "Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh",
abstract = "Extreme Weather Events continue to cause shocking losses of life and long-term damage at scales, depths and complexities that elude robust and accountable calculation, expression and reparation. Cyclones and storm surges can wipe out entire towns, and overwhelm vulnerable built and lived environments. It was storm surges that was integral to the destructive power of Hurricane Katrina in the USA (2005), Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013), as well as Cyclone Nargis (2008) and the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. This paper report on work which concerns itself with the question of, given what we know already about such extreme weather events, and their associated critical infrastructure impacts and recovery trajectories, what scenarios, insights and tools might we develop to enable critical infrastructures which are resilient? With several of the world's most climate vulnerable cities situated in well-peopled and rapidly growing urban areas near coasts, our case study of Khulna City speaks globally into a resilience discourse, through critical infrastructure, disaster risk reduction, through spatial data science and high visualisation. With a current population of 1.4 million estimated to rise to 2.9 million by 2030, dense historical Khulna City may well continue to perform a critical role in regional economic development and as well as a destination for environmental refugees. Working as part of the EU-CIRCLE consortium1, we conduct a case study into cyclones and storm surges affecting the critical infrastructure then discuss salient developments of loss modelling. The research aims to contribute towards a practical framework that stimulates adaptive learning across multiple stakeholders and organisational genres.",
keywords = "climate change, critical infrastructure, extreme weather, resilience",
author = "Bingunath Ingirige and Fuad Ali and {Zainal Abidin}, {Nurul Afroze}",
year = "2018",
month = "2",
day = "22",
doi = "10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.107",
language = "English",
volume = "212",
series = "Procedia Engineering",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
pages = "832--839",
booktitle = "7th International Conference on Building Resilience",
address = "Netherlands",

}

Ingirige, B, Ali, F & Zainal Abidin, NA 2018, Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh. in 7th International Conference on Building Resilience: Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017. vol. 212, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier BV, pp. 832-839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.107

Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh. / Ingirige, Bingunath; Ali, Fuad; Zainal Abidin, Nurul Afroze.

7th International Conference on Building Resilience: Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017. Vol. 212 Elsevier BV, 2018. p. 832-839 (Procedia Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

TY - GEN

T1 - Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh

AU - Ingirige, Bingunath

AU - Ali, Fuad

AU - Zainal Abidin, Nurul Afroze

PY - 2018/2/22

Y1 - 2018/2/22

N2 - Extreme Weather Events continue to cause shocking losses of life and long-term damage at scales, depths and complexities that elude robust and accountable calculation, expression and reparation. Cyclones and storm surges can wipe out entire towns, and overwhelm vulnerable built and lived environments. It was storm surges that was integral to the destructive power of Hurricane Katrina in the USA (2005), Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013), as well as Cyclone Nargis (2008) and the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. This paper report on work which concerns itself with the question of, given what we know already about such extreme weather events, and their associated critical infrastructure impacts and recovery trajectories, what scenarios, insights and tools might we develop to enable critical infrastructures which are resilient? With several of the world's most climate vulnerable cities situated in well-peopled and rapidly growing urban areas near coasts, our case study of Khulna City speaks globally into a resilience discourse, through critical infrastructure, disaster risk reduction, through spatial data science and high visualisation. With a current population of 1.4 million estimated to rise to 2.9 million by 2030, dense historical Khulna City may well continue to perform a critical role in regional economic development and as well as a destination for environmental refugees. Working as part of the EU-CIRCLE consortium1, we conduct a case study into cyclones and storm surges affecting the critical infrastructure then discuss salient developments of loss modelling. The research aims to contribute towards a practical framework that stimulates adaptive learning across multiple stakeholders and organisational genres.

AB - Extreme Weather Events continue to cause shocking losses of life and long-term damage at scales, depths and complexities that elude robust and accountable calculation, expression and reparation. Cyclones and storm surges can wipe out entire towns, and overwhelm vulnerable built and lived environments. It was storm surges that was integral to the destructive power of Hurricane Katrina in the USA (2005), Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013), as well as Cyclone Nargis (2008) and the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. This paper report on work which concerns itself with the question of, given what we know already about such extreme weather events, and their associated critical infrastructure impacts and recovery trajectories, what scenarios, insights and tools might we develop to enable critical infrastructures which are resilient? With several of the world's most climate vulnerable cities situated in well-peopled and rapidly growing urban areas near coasts, our case study of Khulna City speaks globally into a resilience discourse, through critical infrastructure, disaster risk reduction, through spatial data science and high visualisation. With a current population of 1.4 million estimated to rise to 2.9 million by 2030, dense historical Khulna City may well continue to perform a critical role in regional economic development and as well as a destination for environmental refugees. Working as part of the EU-CIRCLE consortium1, we conduct a case study into cyclones and storm surges affecting the critical infrastructure then discuss salient developments of loss modelling. The research aims to contribute towards a practical framework that stimulates adaptive learning across multiple stakeholders and organisational genres.

KW - climate change

KW - critical infrastructure

KW - extreme weather

KW - resilience

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85043359729&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.107

DO - 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.107

M3 - Conference contribution

VL - 212

T3 - Procedia Engineering

SP - 832

EP - 839

BT - 7th International Conference on Building Resilience

PB - Elsevier BV

ER -

Ingirige B, Ali F, Zainal Abidin NA. Assembling and (Re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh. In 7th International Conference on Building Resilience: Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017. Vol. 212. Elsevier BV. 2018. p. 832-839. (Procedia Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.107