A framework for assessing information quality in asset management of flood defences

W. J. Klerk, R. Pot, J. M. Van Der Hammen, K. Wojciechowska

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Abstract

For asset management of flood defences a pivotal aspect is the quality and accessibility of available data and information. In the management of flood defences inThe Netherlands, safety assessments are conducted every twelve years. To assure the quality and consistency of these safety assessments, flood defence engineers have to make use of a comprehensive toolbox and a set of guidelines (WBI 2017). The safety assessment is one of the main starting points for the different asset management processes such as day-to-day maintenance and reinforcement/reconstruction. However, there is no clear method available to assess whether the underlying information is sufficient as a basis for decision making. In this study a framework has been developed that consists of methods for an assessment of the quality of information, an assessment of the use and accessibility of information, and a rational framework for assessing the costs and benefits of obtaining additional information. Whereas many frameworks for information management start from the information itself, here the starting point is the extent to which the behavior of a flood defence is understood, in relation to the decision or management process considered. The applicability of the framework is illustrated using various cases and has been tested in multiple workshops with experts in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationTowards an Integrated Vision - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018
EditorsDan M. Frangopol, Robby Caspeele, Luc Taerwe
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages673-680
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138626331
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 6
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Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018
Abbreviated titleIALCCE 2018
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityGhent
Period28/10/1831/10/18
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