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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/infrastructures5120109
Title: Adaptive asset management for flood protection: The FAIR framework in action
Language: English
Authors: Vonk, Bart 
Klerk, Wouter Jan 
Fröhle, Peter 
Gersonius, Berry 
den Heijer, Frank 
Jordan, Philipp  
Ciocan, Ulf Radu 
Rijke, Jeroen 
Sayers, Paul 
Ashley, Richard 
Keywords: asset management;climate change adaptation;Flood risk;prioritization
Issue Date: 3-Dec-2020
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Infrastructures 5 (12): 109 (2020)
Journal: Infrastructures 
Abstract (english): 
Uncertainties about climate change consequences, changing societal requirements and system complexity require flood protection asset managers to continuously evaluate their asset management policies and practice to manage risk and improve the resilience of their assets. However, there are many challenges in doing this, with asset operators often facing conflicting interests and major uncertainties about the future needs for asset performance. In the EU Interreg IV FAIR project, flood protection asset owners and operators, with scientific partners from the North Sea Region of Europe collaborated to develop practical guidance for adaptive asset management of flood protection infrastructure. The central component of this guidance is the FAIR framework, presented here. The framework combines insights and principles from ISO 55000 on asset management and ISO 14090 on climate adaptation with asset operator experiences to provide a practical guide for integration of asset management considerations within both strategic and operational contexts via a tactical handshake. This is a means to avoid the common lack of connection between strategic plans and operational practice. The applicability of the framework is illustrated with examples from Pilot Cases within the FAIR project, in which its value in terms of improved asset management and reduced costs has been demonstrated.
DOI: 10.15480/882.3191
ISSN: 2412-3811
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/infrastructures5120109
Institute: Wasserbau B-10 
Document Type: Article
Project: Flood infrastructure Asset management 
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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