Making infrastructure resilient to natural disasters is a daunting challenge, not least because of the vast area of coverage that includes transport, electricity, water supply and sanitation, and buildings and other structures. Resilience refers to a system’s ability to anticipate, absorb, and recover from a hazardous event in a timely and efficient manner (IPCC 2012).
This paper offers lessons for making infrastructure disaster-resilient based mainly on the experience of countries in Asia and the Pacific. It also shares practices associated with the multifaceted dimensions of resilience by drawing on publications from international and national organizations.
Asian Development Bank, March 2013.