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International projects source: SICRIS

Cross-border cascading risk management for critical infrastructure in the Sava river Basin

Keywords
earthquake, flooding, cross-border cascading hazards, risk management, action plan, Croatia, Slovenia
Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  35411  PhD Andrej Anžlin  Civil engineering  Researcher  2022 - 2024  135 
2.  56442  PhD Valentina Bau  Hydrology  Researcher  2022 - 2024  15 
3.  04258  MSc Alojz Bevc  Civil engineering  Researcher  2022 - 2024  160 
4.  33101  PhD Mirko Kosič  Civil engineering  Head  2022 - 2024  78 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0510  University of Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5085063  249 
2.  1502  Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute  Ljubljana  5866324000  10,450 
Abstract
CROSScade (Cross-border cascading risk management for critical infrastructure in the Sava river Basin) will focus on the analysis of cross-border risks between Slovenia and Croatia caused by earthquakes and floods, as well as their possible cascading sequence of events along the Sava River. The two neighbouring countries in the CROSScade are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes and river flooding due to their position in the seismically active area (the juncture of three geotectonic units: the Alps in the north and west, the Dinarides in the southern, south-western and central part, the Pannonian Basin in the northeast) and near the end of major European river systems. As a result of the recent earthquakes (March and December 2020) in Croatia, the integrity of the flood protection system and transportation networks was significantly damaged. By focusing on the earthquake aftermath, critical infrastructure managers (CIMs) and CPAs overlooked the impact of floods caused by the earthquake-induced failures in the flood protection system. Therefore the CROSScade focuses on the vulnerability of flood protection system, hydropower plant dams and transport infrastructure, vital for CIMs and CPAs and for disaster relief operations. The project will deliver a cross-border risk assessment methodology and action plans that will increase the structural resilience of critical infrastructure and enhance transboundary communication between CIMs and CPAs. The methodology will be demonstrated in the cross-border pilot area of the Sava river basin and action plans to increase resilience in the region will be formulated. The consortium includes 5 partners from Croatia and Slovenia who have a proven track record in collaboration in previous H2020 and UCPM projects (most relevant oVERFLOw and BORIS), in addition to the design and post-hazard integrity assessment of critical infrastructure.
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