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Government Sites on Critical Infrastructure
Disaster Preparedness in British Columbia
Theoretical/Modeling-Based Approaches to Infrastructure Interdependencies

 

Government Sites on Critical Infrastructure

Emergency Management and Response – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC)
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/subjects/emr-isac/index.shtm

The EMR-ISAC website of the U.S. Fire Administration provides information on critical infrastructure protection. Resources include weekly updates and links to related U.S. websites.

Public Safety Canada – Critical Infrastructure Protection (PSC)
http://www.ps-sp.gc.ca/prg/em/cip-en.asp

PSC provides an overview of critical infrastructures and presents information on potential and past threats to Canadian infrastructures. The website also discusses the Joint Infrastructure Interdependencies Research Program (JIIRP) and the National Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program (NCIAP).

 

Disaster Preparedness in British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program (PEP)
http://www.pep.bc.ca/index.html

The PEP website provides extensive information on disaster preparedness in BC. Among its many features, the website highlights current threats and provides access to response plans for hazards occurring in BC. It also provides many sections on the administration of the province’s emergency management services.

 

Theoretical/Modeling-Based Approaches to Infrastructure Interdependencies

Critical Infrastructure Interdependency Modeling: A Survey of U.S. and International Research
http://www.inl.gov/technicalpublications/Documents/3489532.pdf

The U.S. Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) sponsored a survey of critical infrastructure interdependency modeling tools (CIIMT) to identify the strengths and gaps of existing research on infrastructure interdependencies. This document summarizes the surveyed research through a cumulative table and datasheets.

Joint Infrastructure Interdependencies Research Program (JIIRP)
http://www.nserc.gc.ca/programs/jiirp_e.htm
http://www.ps-sp.gc.ca/prg/em/jiirp/index-en.asp

JIIRP focuses on developing science-based knowledge and practices to improve Canada’s management of risks related to critical infrastructure interdependencies. The program is jointly funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Public Safety Canada (PSC). 

The NSERC site (http://www.nserc.gc.ca/programs/jiirp_e.htm) provides an overview of the program. It also describes the application procedure that was used to select research projects in 2005.

The PSC site (http://www.ps-sp.gc.ca/prg/em/jiirp/index-en.asp) identifies the six research projects that were funded under JIIRP in 2005. It also provides materials related to JIIRP’s first annual symposium.