This event is free to attend for CIRIA core, associate and network members.
Tickets are £75 + VAT for all others.
The impacts effects of climate change and increase of the recent and frequent extreme weather events could be a foretaste of what climate change might bring to have taken an inevitable on infrastructure and service provision in the UK, and will continue to affect both existing and future infrastructure. Understanding and managing risks from natural hazards to infrastructure is a key priority for both infrastructure operators and UK Government.
There have been a variety of strategies and approaches developed by infrastructure owners, operators, designers and consultants to manage the consequences of extreme weather and climate change in the sector.
Presentations will examine approaches to reducing the vulnerability of infrastructure to extreme weather and natural hazards; infrastructure adaptation planning; and embedding capacity and knowledge in organisations.
Delegates at this event will:
- explore climate change strategies, managing investment for long term and short term adaptation
- consider the resilience of new infrastructure with the maintenance and integration of existing assets including asset location, construction and operation.
- examine cross cutting challenges across sectors including building and embedding capacity and knowledge
- hear practical experiences and lessons from adaptation efforts.
Support and sponsorship:
There are a limited number of opportuniteis for event sponsors to
demonstrate your organisations commitment to sustainability and
innovation in the construction sector, demonstrate leadership and best
practice, raise your profile across industry.
If you are interested in hearing more about these opportunities and event programmes, please contact Ruth Hynes.
15.00 Chair’s welcome and introduction
John Dora, Independent Consultant & Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the
University of Birmingham
15.15 Thames Estuary 2100 Plan: Developing long term investment strategies
for minimising flood risk
David Ramsbottom, HR Wallingford
15.35 Ground stability & geohazards: Improved understanding of processes
and predictive modelling
British Geological Survey
15.55 Coffee & networking break
Case study: infrastructure resilience to CC (from a water extremes perspective)
A a number of international case studies in planning and delivering water
sensitive and resilient places and infrastructures that enable adaptation to climate
Fola Ogunyoye, Technical Director, Royal Haskoning DHV
16.40 Case study: Developing a framework for best practice approach to
characterise natural hazards
EDF Energy & ETI Natural Hazards project:
Douglas Rae, Mott MacDonald
17.00 A systems thinking approaches to climate change adaption for the rail sector
Taku Fujiyama, University College London
17.20 Panel discussion
17.50 Networking drinks
Thursday 19 November 2015
15.00 - 19.00 (registration from 14.30)
A networking drinks reception will follow the event
CIRIA offices, Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PN
Free for CIRIA Core, Associate and Network members
£75.00+VAT for non members
If you are unable to book online contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300. Your completed booking form can be returned by post or email to Patrick Williams.