SESSION 7 - Safety, security, and strategies to protect critical infrastructures, numerical simulation, and methods for risk assessment and reduction

This session will host presentations based on the following description.


CBRNe events may disperse harmful agents into the air, water, or soil. The capability to predict where these materials may be diffused is essential for prevention, and response and to reduce the impact of the event.  To achieve these goals, Modelling and Simulation tools can be used to estimate both the location and concentration of volatile, resuspended, dispersed, or deposited material. Innovative Risk Assessment methodologies can help in the definition and mitigation of the risks associated with critical infrastructure, soft targets, human activities, and in the assurance of business continuity. The use of mathematical models, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), as a basis for simulations, has been applied to simulate the dispersion of harmful substances, such as chemical compounds, and radioactive materials, as well as biological warfare agents. By coupling clinical models to numerical simulations, it is possible to get accurate information about the potential effects on human health following a CBRN event. 

This session will host the work of the experts that will reflect those concepts.

Keywords: Critical Infrastructure; Modelling and Simulation; Analysis and Evaluation of CBRNe Threats; CBRNe Hazard Simulation; Diffusion and Dispersion Models; Software and Tools for Safety and Security; Environmental Contamination; CBRNe Risk Mitigation; CBRNe Risk Scenarios; Risk Assessment