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Futureproofing infrastructure in the face of climate change

This event will consider the effects of climate change and impacts of extreme weather on current infrastructure, in planning for future infrastructure and service provision, and design of new assets or asset networks.

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.


14.30       Registration
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
16.20      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.

CIRIA Griffin Court 15 Long Lane LONDON EC1A 9PN

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