31 May 2019
Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Integrating Critical Energy Network Protection into Effective Disaster Risk Reduction Policies

IIASA co-organizes a workshop on Integrating Critical Energy Network Protection into Effective Disaster Risk Reduction Policies ​in cooperation with OSCE, UNIDO and the Energy Community Secretariat. The workshop involves participants from national ministries of five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). Dr. Nadejda Komendantova, Prof. Yuri Ermoliev and Dr. Tatiana Ermolieva are invited to speak on multi-risk governance approaches at the Central Asian region. 

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Contrary to single-risk, multi-risk environments are characterized by cascade effects, including natural and/or man-made hazardous events correlated in time and space. The recently developed methods for multi-hazard and risk assessment integrate interactions between different risks, by using harmonized procedures based on common metrics. While the products of these assessments, such as multi-hazard and risk indexes, maps, cascade scenarios, or warning systems provide innovative and effective information, they also pose specific challenges to policymakers and practitioners. 

The workshop explores potentials for implementation of the multi-risk governance approach in the Central Asian countries. The participants will discuss the benefits and challenges related to its implementation. The special focus of the discussion is on interconnected critical infrastructure such as energy generation and transmission infrastructure. The workshop also addresses issues of vulnerability of this infrastructure in light of ongoing processes such as energy transition, large scale implementation of various intermittent energy generation sources or increased interconnectivity within a country or between countries.

Participants of the workshop

Among the participants from the Central Asian countries are the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyz Republic, the State Inspectorate for Commercial and Technical Safety of Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Committee of Emergency Situation and Civil Defence of Tajikistan, the State Centre for the Increase of the Professional Competence of Kazakhstan and the Emergency Situations Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan

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Nadejda Komendantova

Research Group Leader

Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group

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Yurii Yermoliev

Emeritus Research Scholar

Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group|Exploratory Modeling Of Human-Natural Systems Research Group

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Tatiana Ermolieva

Research Scholar

Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group

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