Infrastructure Systems

Modelling the future of interdependent critical infrastructure systems


We investigate infrastructure and its interdependencies in energy, digital communications, solid waste, transport, waste water, water supply and infrastructure governance. Our research takes a ‘system-of-systems’ approach to infrastructure which examines the interdependencies between infrastructure sectors. In the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium we led the development of the NISMOD National Infrastructure Systems Model, the world’s first national infrastructure system-of-systems model. NISMOD has been used to analyse long-term investment strategies as well as risk and vulnerability in infrastructure networks nationally and globally. We research methods for long-term planning of infrastructure systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We use systems models to understand climate risks to infrastructure systems and to prioritize adaptation actions

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