The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) supports:

  • Government policies that encourage anticipation of and preparation for impacts of climate change on the built environment.
  • Revisions to engineering design standards, codes, regulations, and associated laws that strengthen the sustainability and resiliency of infrastructure at high risk of being affected by climate change.
  • Research, development, and demonstration to advance recommended civil engineering practices and standards to effectively address climate change impacts.
  • Cooperative research among engineers and climate, weather, and life scientists to gain a better understanding of the magnitudes and consequences of future extremes.
  • Informing practicing engineers, project stakeholders, policy-makers, and decision-makers about the uncertainty in predicting future climate and the reasons for the uncertainty.
  • Developing a new paradigm for engineering practice in a world in which climate is changing but the extent and time of local impacts cannot be projected with a high degree of certainty.
  • Identifying critical infrastructure that is most threatened by changing climate in a given region and informing decision-makers and the public.

More in the next blog post…

© 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers.

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