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 Scholar

Advanced Systems Analysis

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Yurii Yermoliev

Institute Scholar

Advanced Systems Analysis

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Tatiana Ermolieva

Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

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PUBLICATIONS

Iakubovskii D, Komendantova N ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-6179, Rovenskaya E, Krupenev D, & Boyarkin D (2019). Impacts of Earthquakes on Energy Security in the Eurasian Economic Union: Resilience of the Electricity Transmission Networks in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Geosciences 9 (1): e54. DOI:10.3390/geosciences9010054.

Ermoliev Y, Ermolieva T, Kahil T, Obersteiner M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6981-2769, Gorbachuk V, & Knopov P (2019). Stochastic Optimization Models for Risk-Based Reservoir Management*. Cybernetics and Systems Analysis 55 (1): 55-64. DOI:10.1007/s10559-019-00112-z.

Rovenskaya E, Stepanova A, Komendantova N ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-6179, Strelkovskii N ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6862-1768, Sizov S, Karabashov N, Atakanov N, Chekirbaev U, et al. (2018). Industrial Development of Kyrgyzstan: Trade Opportunities, Export Potential and the Role of Economic Integration Processes. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-012

Gao J, Xu X, Cao G-Y, Ermoliev Y, Ermolieva T, & Rovenskaya E (2018). Optimizing Regional Food and Energy Production under Limited Water Availability through Integrated Modeling. Sustainability 10 (6): e1689. DOI:10.3390/su10061689.

Balás P, Havlik P, Cielava E, Stepanova A, Komendantova N, Zaytsev Y, & Knobel A (2018). Foreign Direct Investment between the EU and EAEU. IIASA Report. Laxenburg, Austria

Scolobig A, Komendantova N, & Arnaud M (2017). Mainstreaming Multi-Risk Approaches into Policy. Geosciences 7 (129) DOI:10.3390/geosciences7040129.

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