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can be saved by investing in more resilient infrastructure
Millions of people, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are facing the consequences of unreliable electricity grids, inadequate water and sanitation systems, and over-strained transport networks. From floods and storms to earthquakes and landslides, natural hazards magnify the challenges faced by these fragile systems.
This book, Lifelines: The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity, lays out a framework for understanding infrastructure resilience — the ability of infrastructure systems to function and meet users’ needs during and after a natural hazard — and makes an economic case for building more resilient infrastructure.