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This book discusses quantification of exposure and vulnerability of complex, spatially distributed systems, yielding estimates of local and system-wide potential losses, for different alternatives in multi-hazard decision situations. These situations require an integration of scientific, engineering, social, administrative, psychological, and political processes - with advances, setbacks, and many uncertainties. This monograph consists of eight papers that illustrate work done to date and plans for work to be done on managing these risks for potable water, electric power, transportation, and other infrastructure systems threatened by earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, severe storms, saboteurs, and various other hazards. Content: Front Matter • Table of Contents 1. Introduction and Executive Summary •Part I. Hazard Issues 2. PSHA Uncertainty Analysis: Applications to the CEUS and the Pacific NW •Part II. Systems Evaluation Issues 3. The Regional Economic Cost of a Tsunami Wave Generated by a Submarine Landslide Off of Palos Verdes, California 4. The Emerging Role of Remote Sensing Technology in Emergency Management 5. Context and Resiliency: Influences on Electric Utility Lifeline Performance •Part III. Risk Criteria Issues 6. Criteria for Acceptable Risk in the Netherlands •Part IV. System Management Issues 7. Landslide Risk Assessment and Remediation 8. A Preliminary Study of Geologic Hazards for the Columbia River Transportation Corridor 9. Multihazard Mitigation Los Angeles Water System a Historical Perspective Appendices Index
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