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Horizontal Infrastructure

State Active
Duration 2019 – 2024
Budget / Funding $2,408,000
Project Leader(s)
The University of Auckland

Vision

Decisions about the design and management of infrastructure networks are informed by improved models of the likely impact of natural hazard events.

Project description

Horizontal infrastructure networks such as electricity and roading have been impacted by a range of natural hazard events in recent times, but there are still gaps in our ability to quantify how well networks will perform when exposed to natural hazards. These unknowns expand further as we look at the critical interactions across networks, for example the reliance on power for a functional water pumping station.

We are working with our stakeholders in central and local government as well as providers of infrastructure networks to:

  • Identify the vulnerabilities of infrastructure networks, recommend specific actions for risk reduction and resilience building, and advise on management strategies to accelerate recovery following natural hazard events.
  • Develop models representing the performance of national infrastructure components, to deepen understanding and inform risk assessments.
  • Develop frameworks to understand the influence of interactions and dependencies on the likely extent of disruption across all infrastructure networks.

This new knowledge will help decision-makers improve the resilience of infrastructure networks prior to natural hazard events, and prepare them better for recovery following events.

Resource Outputs from this project

Output Type
Webinar

Webinar: Resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Built Environment

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Presentation

Presentation slides, ‘Resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Built Environment’ webinar

Presentation slides from the 'Resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand's Built Environment' webinar, December 2022. Prepared by Assoc Prof Liam Wotherspoon and Prof Tim Sullivan. 

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Article

Mātauranga Māori in Power Engineering – Achieving sustainability and zero carbon futures with countries’ indigenous knowledge in design

MacConnell, F., Duggal, R., Rayudu, R. & Nair, N.-K.C. (2021) Mātauranga Māori in Power Engineering - Achieving sustainability and zero carbon futures with countries' indigenous…

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Resilience Framework and Optimal Scheduling for DERs Factoring Uncertainties

Klakshita, L. & Nair, N.-K.C. (2021) Resilience Framework and Optimal Scheduling for DERs Factoring Uncertainties 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT…

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A standardised inventory for New Zealand’s stopbank (levee) network and its application for natural hazard exposure assessments

Crawford‐Flett, K., Blake, D.M., Pascoal, E., Wilson, T.M. & Wotherspoon, L. 2021. A standardised inventory for New Zealand's stopbank (levee) network and its application for…

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Resilience Framework and Optimal Scheduling for DERs Factoring Uncertainties

Lakshita, L. & Nair, N.-K.C. 2021. Resilience Framework and Optimal Scheduling for DERs Factoring Uncertainties. 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT…

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High Impact Low Probability Weatherization Impact Analysis for Electricity Infrastructure

Lakshita L. & Nair, N.-K. C. 2021. High Impact Low Probability Weatherization Impact Analysis for Electricity Infrastructure. TENCON 2021 - 2021 IEEE Region 10 Conference…

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The underestimated role of the transportation network: Improving disaster & community resilience

Anderson, M. J., Kiddle, D.A.F. & Logan, T.M. 2022. The underestimated role of the transportation network: Improving disaster & community resilience. Transportation Research Part D:…

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Mātauranga Māori in Power Engineering – Achieving sustainability and zero carbon futures with countries’ indigenous knowledge in design

MacConnell, F., Duggal, R., Rayudu, R. & Nair, N.-K.C. 2021. Mātauranga Māori in Power Engineering - Achieving sustainability and zero carbon futures with countries' indigenous…

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Measures to evaluate post-disaster trip resilience on road networks

Mohammad T. (Siavash) Aghababaei, Seosamh B. Costello, Prakash Ranjitkar. Measures to evaluate post-disaster trip resilience on road networks. Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 95, 2021.…

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Implementation of a Criticality Framework for Road Networks in Auckland City, New Zealand

Rebello K, Jaggi K, Costello S, Blake D, Oo M, Hughes J, Egbelakin T. 2020. Testing a criticality framework for road networks in Auckland, New…

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An assessment of subduction zone-generated tsunami hazards in New Zealand Ports

Popovich B, Wotherspoon L, Borrero J. 2021. An assessment of subduction zone-generated tsunami hazards in New Zealand Ports. Natural Hazards. 107(1):171–193. doi:10.1007/s11069-021-04578-z.

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Quantification of the hydraulic dimension of stormwater management system resilience to flooding.

Valizadeh N, Shamseldin AY, Wotherspoon L. 2019. Quantification of the hydraulic dimension of stormwater management system resilience to flooding. Water Resources Management. 33(13):4417-4429. doi:10.1007/s11269-019-02361-1.

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A geospatial assessment of critical infrastructure impacts and adaptations in small rural towns following the 14 November 2016 (Kaikōura) earthquake, New Zealand

McKibbin DJ, Blake DM, Wilson TM, Wotherspoon L, Hughes MW. 2019. A geospatial assessment of critical infrastructure impacts and adaptations in small rural towns following…

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The impact of atmospheric rivers on rainfall in New Zealand

Shu, J., Shamseldin, A.Y. & Weller, E. The impact of atmospheric rivers on rainfall in New Zealand. Sci Rep 11, 5869 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85297-0

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Resilience of Auckland’s road network.

Matta R, Cai S. 2017. Resilience of Auckland's road network. Auckland (NZ): University of Auckland.

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Assessment of the historic seismic performance of the New Zealand highway bridge stock

Lew SW, Wotherspoon L, Hogan L, Al-Ani M, Chigullapally P, Sadashiva V. 2021. Assessment of the historic seismic performance of the New Zealand highway bridge…

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Recovery plan for electric distribution networks under major impacts

Shirzadi S, Nair NC. 2018. Recovery plan for electric distribution networks under major impacts. In. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). Auckland, New Zealand. Piscataway…

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Reframing Resilience: Equitable Access to Essential Services

Logan TM, Guikema SD. 2020. Reframing resilience: equitable access to essential services. Risk Analysis. 40(8):1538-1553. doi:10.1111/risa.13492.

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Quantifying the seismic risk for electric power distribution systems

Liu Y, Wotherspoon L, Nair N-KC, Blake D. 2021. Quantifying the seismic risk for electric power distribution systems. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. 17(2):217-232. doi:10.1080/15732479.2020.1734030.

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Infrastructure failure propagations and recovery strategies from an Alpine Fault earthquake scenario

Davies, A., Zorn, C., Wilson, T., Wotherspoon, L., Beavan, S., Davies, T., & Hughes, M. (2021). Infrastructure failure propagations and recovery strategies from an Alpine…

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End to end linkage structure for integrated impact assessment of infrastructure networks under natural hazards

Syed, Y., Uma, S. R., Prasanna, R., & Wotherspoon, L. (2021). ‘End to end’ linkage structure for integrated impact assessment of infrastructure networks under natural…

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Quantifying system-level dependencies between connected electricity and transport infrastructure networks incorporating expert judgement

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Predictive mapping of the global power grid using open data.

Arderne C, Zorn C, Nicolas C, Koks EE. 2020. Predictive mapping of the global power system using open data. Scientific Data. 7(1):19. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0347-4.

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Electricity distribution resilience assessment for potential seismic event in New Zealand

Maina DK, Shirzadi S, Al-Sachit S, Liu LY, Nair NKC. 2020. Electricity distribution resilience assessment for potential seismic event in New Zealand. In. 2020 IEEE…

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Assessing operational performance of New Zealand’s South Island road network after the 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake.

Aghababaei MT, Costello SB, Ranjitkar P. 2020. Assessing operational performance of New Zealand's South Island road network after the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake. International Journal of…

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Resilience and fragility of the telecommunication network to seismic events: evidence after the Kaikōura (New Zealand) earthquake.

Giovinazzi S, Austin A, Ruiter R, Foster C, Nayyerloo M, Niar N-K, Wotherspoon L. 2017. Resilience and fragility of the telecommunication network to seismic events.…

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Geo-spatial modeling for high voltage underground cables to improve resilience.

Rehman EU, Nair NC. 2019. Geo-spatial modeling for high voltage underground cables to improve resilience. In. 2019 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference…

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Transport infrastructure performance and management in the South Island of New Zealand, during the first 100 days following the 2016 mw 7.8 “Kaikōura” earthquake.

Davies AJ, Sadashiva V, Aghababaei M, Barnhill D, Costello SB, Fanslow B, Headifen D, Hughes MW, Kotze R, Mackie J, et al. 2017. Transport infrastructure…

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Wellington’s earthquake resilience: Lessons from the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.

Cubrinovski M, Bradley BA, Elwood KJ, Johnston D, Orchiston C, Sullivan T, Wotherspoon LM. 2020. Wellington’s earthquake resilience: lessons from the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Earthquake…

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Evaluating the magnitude and spatial extent of disruptions across interdependent national infrastructure networks.

Zorn C, Pant R, Thacker S, Shamseldin AY. 2020. Evaluating the magnitude and spatial extent of disruptions across interdependent national infrastructure networks. ASCE ASME Journal…

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The role of data and information exchanges in transport system disaster: a New Zealand case study.

Blake DM, Stevenson J, Wotherspoon L, Ivory V, Trotter M. 2019. The role of data and information exchanges in transport system disaster recovery: a New…

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A decision-support algorithm for post-earthquake water services recovery and its application to the 22 February 2011 Mw 6.2 Christchurch earthquake.

Bellagamba X, Bradley BA, Wotherspoon LM, Lagrava WD. 2019. A decision-support algorithm for post-earthquake water services recovery and its application to the 22 February 2011…

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Development and validation of fragility functions for buried pipelines based on Canterbury earthquake sequence data

Bellagamba X, Bradley BA, Wotherspoon LM, Hughes MW. 2019. Development and validation of fragility functions for buried pipelines based on Canterbury earthquake sequence data. Earthquake…

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Reviewing the adaption of a wellbeing framework for asset management investment analysis on a three waters network

Barnes E, Pancholy P, Henning T, Bellamy L, Preston G. 2020. Reviewing the adaption of a wellbeing framework for asset management investment analysis on a…

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Fault detection in transmission lines- A novel voltage-based scheme for differential protection

Al-Sachit SK, Sanjari MJ, Nair NKC. 2018. Fault detection in transmission lines- a novel voltage-based scheme for differential protection. In: 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering…

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Impacts of the 14th November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake on three waters systems in Wellington, Marlborough and Kaikōura, New Zealand: Preliminary observations.

Hughes M, W. , Nayyerloo M, Bellagamba X, Morris J, Brabhaharan P, Rooney S, Hobbs E, Woolley K, Hutchison S. 2017. Impacts of the 14th…

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Assessing transportation vulnerability to tsunamis: utilising post-event field data from the 2011 Tohoku tsunami, Japan, and the 2015 Illapel tsunami, Chile.

Williams JH, Wilson TM, Horspool N, Paulik R, Wotherspoon L, Lane EM, Hughes MW. 2020. Assessing transportation vulnerability to tsunamis: utilising post-event field data from…

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Transportation impact assessment following a potential Alpine fault earthquake in New Zealand

Aghababaei M, Costello SB, Ranjitkar P. 2020. Transportation impact assessment following a potential Alpine fault earthquake in New Zealand. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and…

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Impact of the Kaikōura earthquake on the electrical power system infrastructure.

Liu Y, Nair N-K, Renton A, Wilson S. 2017. Impact of the Kaikōura earthquake on the electrical power system infrastructure. Bulletin of the New Zealand…

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National-scale infrastructure network exposure to liquefaction using geospatial models

Lin A, Wotherspoon L, Blake D, Bradley B, Motha J. 2019. National-scale infrastructure network exposure to liquefaction using geospatial models. Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication.…

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Liquefaction assessment of highway networks using geospatial models

Lin A, Wotherspoon L, Blake D, Bradley B, Motha J. 2019. Liquefaction assessment of highway networks using geospatial models. In. Earthquake geotechnical engineering for protection…

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A blockchain‐enabled framework for sharing logistics resources during emergency operations

L'Hermitte C, Nair N-KC. A blockchain-enabled framework for sharing logistics resources during emergency operations. Disasters. doi:10.1111/disa.12436.

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Three-storey modular steel building with a novel slider device: Shake table tests on a scaled down model and numerical investigation

Jing J, Clifton GC, Roy K, Lim JBP. 2020. Three-storey modular steel building with a novel slider device: shake table tests on a scaled down…

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Seismic protection of modular buildings with bonded rubber unit sliders: Experimental study

Jing J, Clifton GC, Roy K, Lim JBP. 2020. Seismic protection of modular buildings with bonded rubber unit sliders: experimental study. Thin-Walled Structures. 154:106790. doi:10.1016/j.tws.2020.106790.

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Performance of a novel slider device in multi-storey cold-formed steel modular buildings under seismic loading

Jing J, Charles Clifton G, Roy K, Lim JBP. 2020. Performance of a novel slider device in multi-storey cold-formed steel modular buildings under seismic loading.…

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Tsunami Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure: Development and Application of Functions for Infrastructure Impact Assessment

Williams JH, Wilson TM, Wotherspoon L, Hughes M, Horspool NA, Lane E, Paulik R. 2019. Tsunami vulnerability of critical infrastructure: development and application of functions…

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Tsunami Fragility Functions for Road and Utility Pole Assets Using Field Survey and Remotely Sensed Data from the 2018 Sulawesi Tsunami, Palu, Indonesia

Williams JH, Paulik R, Wilson TM, Wotherspoon L, Rusdin A, Pratama GM. 2020. Tsunami fragility functions for road and utility pole assets using field survey…

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Emergency evacuation modelling using traffic simulation: A case study of Auckland

Afzal M, Ranjitkar P, Costello SB, Jayananthan N, Jayasinghe S. 2017. Emergency evacuation modelling using traffic simulation: a case study of Auckland. In: Australasian Transport…

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