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Anticipating and Adapting to Increases in Water Distribution Infrastructure Failure Caused by Interdependencies and Heat Exposure from Climate Change

Abstract This dissertation advances the capability of water infrastructure utilities to anticipate and adapt to vulnerabilities in their systems from temperature increase and interdependencies with other infrastructure systems. Impact assessment models of increased heat and interdependencies were developed which incorporate probability, spatial, temporal, and operational information. Key findings from the models are that with increased heat the increased likelihood of water quality non-compliances is particularly concerning, the anticipated increases in different hardware components generate different levels of concern starting with iron pipes, then pumps, and then PVC pipes, the effects of temperature increase on hardware components and on service ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Bondank, Emily Nicole (Author) / Chester, Mikhail V (Advisor) / Ruddell, Benjamin L (Committee member) / Johnson, Nathan G (Committee member) / Seager, Thomas P (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Sustainability / climate change impacts / infrastructure interdependencies / infrastructure vulnerability / stochastic network simulation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 219 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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