Akvan Gavanayake

Associate student
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Akvan Gavanayake

Akvan’s research is focused on the assessment of social, environmental and economic consequences towards understanding the wider impacts of road damage during natural hazards. Through stakeholder engagement with communities affected by natural hazards, Akvan is developing a framework to measure the impact of road networks, which will provide valuable data to decision makers, as well as other researchers. To Akvan’s knowledge, this is the first research that will measure the impact of road failure during natural hazards, and as such it will have practical and policy implications in recovery post hazard.

Student project

With the occurrence of natural disasters rising in frequency and intensity, the importance of conducting research on the effect of disasters on major infrastructure becomes evident. Road infrastructure such as bridges, culverts and flood-ways play an important role after a disaster since providing access to affected areas is a vital factor influencing the recovery and reconstruction activities.

Supervisory panel:
Measuring social, environmental and economic consequences of road structure failure due to natural disasters
29 Jun 2017
Road infrastructure plays an important role after a disaster and is a vital factor influencing...

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