Resilience Challenges Where Land and Water Meet In the Face of Climate Change

Where Land and Water Meet: Expect Resilience Challenges discusses the complex and vital relationship between land and water in civil engineering. It emphasizes the need for engineers to be prepared for the challenges at the interface of land and water, particularly in the face of climate change and rising sea levels. The author highlights the importance of building resilience in coastal and waterfront infrastructure to ensure it can withstand the impacts of natural disasters and environmental changes. Where Land and Water Meet: Expect Resilience Challenges urges engineers to consider a project’s immediate needs, long-term sustainability, and future adaptability.

Further, the article also underscores the pivotal role that civil engineers play in finding innovative solutions to these challenges through the use of modern technology and sustainable design. By staying informed about the latest developments in the field and collaborating with other experts, engineers can ensure that projects are resilient and thrive in a changing environment. This highlights the significance of the role of civil engineers in the resilience planning process. In conclusion, the article stresses the importance of planning for resilience challenges at the intersection of land and water. It encourages civil engineers to address these issues proactively and take control of the challenges ahead.

“Paul Tschirky, Ph.D., P.Eng, BC.CE, M.ASCE, leads APTIM’s resilience practice, offering fully integrated solutions for the infrastructure needs of government, commercial, industrial, and energy customers to enhance the environment, well-being, and resilience of communities. Civil Engineering Online publishes this article. It is based on a conference paper, Resilience Implications Where Land and Water Meet, presented at the 2023 ASCE INSPIRE Conference. The content provided in this article is for general informational purposes only.”


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