Catastrophic Failures: Emerging Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Catastrophic Failures: Emerging Threats to Critical Infrastructure features an expert panel discussion given at the FEMA Higher Education Conference in Emittsburg, MD.

The podcast is broken into four episodes examining critical infrastructure as an emerging issue in emergency and disaster management education. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) appreciates the opportunity to provide an expert discussion that introduces several key areas of critical infrastructure: transportation, aviation, energy, and water/waste water. The goal of this series is to encourage curricular development and faculty and student research in both critical infrastructure and the interface between critical infrastructure and emergency and disaster management. All four speakers use catastrophic failures in their area of critical infrastructure to highlight emergency threats and opportunities for preparedness and mitigation.

The first episode features Dan Martin, CEM, CFM , North Dakota State University, and Integrated Solutions Consulting, Inc. providing an overview of Catastrophic Failures: Threats to Critical Infrastructure.

Download the Podcast — MP3 (9.6 MB) (10:15 minutes)

 

The second episode features Jim Smith, Ph.D., P.E. American Public University System, and Smith-Woolwine Associates Inc. presenting the aviation perspective on Catastrophic Failures: Threats to Critical Infrastructure.

Download the Podcast — MP3 (16.4 MB) (17:29 minutes)

 

The third episode features Charles Hookham, P.E., Past Chair, ASCE Energy Division, and HDR Engineering presenting the energy perspective on Catastrophic Failures: Threats to Critical Infrastructure.

Download the Podcast — MP3 (14.4 MB) (15:19 minnutes

 

The fourth episode features Karen Moran, P.E., Chair, ASCE Committee on Critical Infrastructure, and Whitman Requardt & Associates presenting the waste water perspective on Catastrophic Failures: Threats to Critical Infrastructure.

Download the Podcast — MP3 (15.5 MB) (16:35 minutes)