20 March 2016

Call for papers: "Risks to Critical Infrastructure from Climate Change"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management.

Critical infrastructure is a relatively new term used to characterise installations and organisations of high importance to the political and socio-economic status of modern societies. Unfortunate events of the last two decades, including the increase of fundamentalism, have led to the adoption of policies at national (Homeland Security) and European levels (Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures).

This special issue aims to examine the impact climate change has had and will have on these infrastructures. We welcome high-quality submissions focusing on new risk assessments, theoretical and applied models, risk management strategies and communication of risks at local, national and international levels.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Extreme dryness and forest fire effects on electricity and transport networks
  • Storms and sea
  • Coastal flooding (surface water, highway, sewer and watercourse flooding)
  • Rapid winter flooding (melting ice, narrow mountain streams, flooding)
  • Emerging risks (radicalisation, CBRNE, cyber)
  • Risks in transportation critical infrastructure

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 September, 2016

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