Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series: Session 2 Design

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series: Session 2 Design

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Activities group presents the Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series — the second series of events explore the 2021 ASCE publication, The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States’ Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.

The important publication and the complementary series address the vulnerability of United States’ infrastructure to current weather and climate extremes, and the fragility of systems in the face of climate change. Series 2 offers three sessions focusing on analysis, design, and social and economic considerations.

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series 2 continues on January 13, 2022 with Design, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure in the Face of Climate Change (“Design”), lead by Auroop Ganguly, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University; Julia Hopkins, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University; and, Ibbi Almufti, Advanced Technology and Research at Arup.

Summary: Critical societal functions such as drinking water, sanitation, uninterrupted power supply, reliable communications, and transportation will be tested in the near future by evolving weather and hydrological extremes combined with aging, interconnected infrastructure. Adapting to these uncertain extremes must balance elemental capability, such as novel developments that build upon fragility curves and performance-based engineering, with system functionality, such as network science and engineering principles that prioritize incentive structures for robustness of interconnected systems. Here, avenues for adaptation and resilience are presented through the lens of the design, operation, and evaluation of nature-inspired solutions, which range from safe-to-fail strategies, grey-green systems, sensor-based flexible design, to room-for-the-river, urban forests, and coastal habitat restoration. This presentation by a team of three researchers, practitioners and startup co-founders will discuss how emerging, state-of-the-art, and traditional design and operational principles may be harnessed and blended where appropriate for risk-informed action and to develop guidelines for civil and environmental engineers of the 21st-century and beyond.

(Source: https://collaborate.asce.org/fwcx-series)

© 1996 – 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

ClimaTwin™ empowers infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle.

© 2021 – 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Design, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure in the Face of Climate Change

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Activities group presents the Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series — the second series of events explore the 2021 ASCE publication, The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States’ Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.

The important publication and the complementary series address the vulnerability of United States’ infrastructure to current weather and climate extremes, and the fragility of systems in the face of climate change. Series 2 offers three sessions focusing on analysis, design, and social and economic considerations.

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series 2 continues on January 13, 2022 with Design, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure in the Face of Climate Change (“Design”), lead by Auroop Ganguly, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University; Julia Hopkins, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University; and, Ibbi Almufti, Advanced Technology and Research at Arup.

Summary: Critical societal functions such as drinking water, sanitation, uninterrupted power supply, reliable communications, and transportation will be tested in the near future by evolving weather and hydrological extremes combined with aging, interconnected infrastructure. Adapting to these uncertain extremes must balance elemental capability, such as novel developments that build upon fragility curves and performance-based engineering, with system functionality, such as network science and engineering principles that prioritize incentive structures for robustness of interconnected systems. Here, avenues for adaptation and resilience are presented through the lens of the design, operation, and evaluation of nature-inspired solutions, which range from safe-to-fail strategies, grey-green systems, sensor-based flexible design, to room-for-the-river, urban forests, and coastal habitat restoration. This presentation by a team of three researchers, practitioners and startup co-founders will discuss how emerging, state-of-the-art, and traditional design and operational principles may be harnessed and blended where appropriate for risk-informed action and to develop guidelines for civil and environmental engineers of the 21st-century and beyond.

(Source: https://collaborate.asce.org/fwcx-series)

© 1996 – 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

ClimaTwin™ empowers infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle.

© 2021 – 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series: Effects of Climate on Infrastructure

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series: Effects of Climate on Infrastructure

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Activities group presents the Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series — the second series of events explore the 2021 ASCE publication, The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States’ Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.

The important publication and the complementary series address the vulnerability of United States’ infrastructure to current weather and climate extremes, and the fragility of systems in the face of climate change. Series 2 offers three sessions focusing on analysis, design, and social and economic considerations.

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series 2 begins on January 6, 2022 with Effects of Climate Adjusted Extremes on Infrastructure Performance and Integrity (“Analysis”), lead by instructor Farshid Vahedifard, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, CEE Advisory Board Endowed Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Professor at Mississippi State University.

Summary: The webinar will focus on quantifying the effects of climate adjusted extremes on the integrity of infrastructure systems. Fundamental yet use-inspired climate science is necessary to connect the physical science basis (e.g., stresses and extremes) with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The ability to generate actionable insights despite knowledge gaps and system variability without minimizing the corresponding uncertainties relevant for stakeholder challenges will be considered. A multi-disciplinary research platform to quantitatively assess the impacts of current and future climate on the resilience of infrastructures will be discussed. The proposed platform integrates climate science, hydrology, remote sensing, risk analysis, statistics, machine learning, and geotechnical-structural engineering. Examples will illustrate quantification of the effects of non-stationary climatic patterns on the performance of various critical infrastructure networks, including earthen levees, mass transit systems, and airport networks.

(Source: https://collaborate.asce.org/fwcx-series)

© 1996 – 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

ClimaTwin™ empowers infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle.

© 2021 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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List of terms

Effects of Climate Adjusted Extremes on Infrastructure Performance and Integrity

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Activities group presents the Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series — the second series of events explore the 2021 ASCE publication, The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States’ Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.

The important publication and the complementary series address the vulnerability of United States’ infrastructure to current weather and climate extremes, and the fragility of systems in the face of climate change. Series 2 offers three sessions focusing on analysis, design, and social and economic considerations.

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series 2 begins on January 6, 2022 with Effects of Climate Adjusted Extremes on Infrastructure Performance and Integrity (“Analysis”), lead by instructor Farshid Vahedifard, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, CEE Advisory Board Endowed Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Professor at Mississippi State University.

Summary: The webinar will focus on quantifying the effects of climate adjusted extremes on the integrity of infrastructure systems. Fundamental yet use-inspired climate science is necessary to connect the physical science basis (e.g., stresses and extremes) with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The ability to generate actionable insights despite knowledge gaps and system variability without minimizing the corresponding uncertainties relevant for stakeholder challenges will be considered. A multi-disciplinary research platform to quantitatively assess the impacts of current and future climate on the resilience of infrastructures will be discussed. The proposed platform integrates climate science, hydrology, remote sensing, risk analysis, statistics, machine learning, and geotechnical-structural engineering. Examples will illustrate quantification of the effects of non-stationary climatic patterns on the performance of various critical infrastructure networks, including earthen levees, mass transit systems, and airport networks.

(Source: https://collaborate.asce.org/fwcx-series)

© 1996 – 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

ClimaTwin™ empowers infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle.

© 2021 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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