The Science and Practice of Resilience

  • Igor Linkov
  • Benjamin D. Trump

Part of the Risk, Systems and Decisions book series (RSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Foundations of Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 3-7
    3. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 9-34
    4. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 35-44
    5. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 45-55
  3. Resilience Assessment: State of Science and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 59-79
    3. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 81-101
  4. Resilience Management: State of Practice and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 105-124
    3. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 125-165
    4. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 167-179
    5. Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump
      Pages 181-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-209

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive view on resilience based upon state-of-the-science theories and methodological applications that resilience may fill. Specifically, this text provides a compendium of knowledge on the theory, methods, and practice of resilience across a variety of country and case contexts, and demonstrates how a resilience-based approach can help further improved infrastructure, vibrant societies, and sustainable environments and ecologies, among many others.

Resilience is a term with thousands of years of history. Only recently has resilience been applied to the management of complex interconnected systems, yet its impact as a governing philosophy and an engineering practice has been pronounced. Colloquially, resilience has been used as a synonym for ‘bouncing back’. Philosophically and methodologically, however, it is much more. In a world defined by interconnected and interdependent systems such as water, food, energy, transportation, and the internet, a sudden and unexpected disruption to one critical system can lead to significant challenges for many others. The Science and Practice of Resilience is beneficial for those seeking to gain a rich knowledge of the resilience world, as well as for practitioners looking for methods and tools by which resilience may be applied in real-world contexts.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Igor Linkov
    • 1
  • Benjamin D. Trump
    • 2
  1. 1.US Army Corps of EngineersConcordUSA
  2. 2.US Army Corps of EngineersConcordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04563-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04565-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2626-6717
  • Series Online ISSN 2626-6725
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