Title: Climate Change and Critical Infrastructure - Floods
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC109015
ISBN: 978-92-76-09552-1 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 28855 EN
OP KJ-1A-28855-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC109015
DOI: 10.2760/007069
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This study investigates the change in the level of risk to critical infrastructure due to the impact of climate change on the frequency and severity of floods. We implement a case study focused on the power grid to demonstrate the methodology. The consideration of the power outage substantially changes the estimated losses from the flood scenario. The economic losses due to the interruption of the daily economic activity are 3 to 5 times greater if the power outage outside the inundated area is taken into consideration. The cost of transmission asset repairs far outweighs the daily economic losses, and amounts to 95-98% of the total cost.
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