NISAC uses preplanned studies to understand the potential consequences of hazards.
These studies define requirements for development of modeling and analysis
tools that estimate the impacts on infrastructures, population, and economic
activity. Preplanned studies include the following:
NISAC has historically been involved in both exercise planning and
participation. NISAC supports DHS and other government agencies by providing
scenario consequence mdoeling, simulation, and analysis.
- California Water Comprehensive Review
NISAC asset prioritization capabilities is applied to planning support for
vulnerability assessments such as comprehensive reviews (CR).
NISAC prioritizes regional water infrastructure assets in California in
terms of population and economic impacts of (1) use of the asset to harm local
communities (for example, a dam failure), (2) direct infrastructure system service loss,
and (3) infrastructure interdependency driven service losses.
These analyses include
supply shortage impacts and demand shocks due to community response and population
relocation. NISAC uses data currently available and incorporates data collected in the
course of the CR in NISAC infrastructure system. These models will be used to assist in
the prioritization of assets requiring detailed vulnerability assessments.
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