Resilience-oriented recovery of flooded road networks during mega-sport events: a novel framework

Mohammad Zaher Serdar, Sami Al-Ghamdi

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This research presents a novel framework that employs the resilience index and metrics, building on previous studies, to conduct a sequential evaluation of flooded road network performance at each timestep throughout the recovery stage. Subsequently, the mathematical integration of the performance-time diagram produces the Recovery Resilience Index (RRI) used to evaluate any recovery strategy/sequence. Furthermore, a sensitivity analysis ensures the consistency of the results. As a case study, this research evaluated three post-flood interventions: Flood-susceptibility-based; Centrality-based; and Critical-links-first recovery strategies, within the context of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, 2018. The results showed that the best strategy to be dealing with the critical-links-first and flood-susceptibility strategy to be the worst. The suggested framework will expand the options for recovery planning and resource allocation. Also, it will provide the policymakers with a recommendation to improve the recovery process during FIFA World Cup in Qatar, 2018 and any future mega event.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFrontiers in Built Environment
StatePublished - Jun 29 2023

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-07-24
Acknowledgements: This research was supported by a scholarship from Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) a member of Qatar Foundation (Q.F.). Any opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of HBKU or Q.F.


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