Why Cross-Sector Communication Is Necessary for Interdependent Infrastructure Resilience

Why Cross-Sector Communication Is Necessary for Interdependent Infrastructure Resilience

Why Cross-Sector Communication Is Necessary for Interdependent Infrastructure Resilience

07/17/19

“Why do critical infrastructure professionals from different sectors need to talk to each other more?”

The closer one looks at infrastructure failures, the more one realizes how interdependent they all are. When a disaster strikes one, it strikes the others as well. If resilience planning is done for one infrastructure sector without taking others into account, true security can never be achieved. To do this, cross-sector communication must be established, whether it be how electricity failures can cause water treatment to ground to a halt or how ruptures in gas supply could induce transportation bottlenecks. This is Why Cross-Sector Communication Is Necessary for Interdependent Infrastructure Resilience.

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