Transportation Resilience 2023 on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Challenges

Convened by the Transportation Research Board or TRB, the Transportation Resilience 2023 conference features panel discussions, expert presentations, and poster sessions. The conference is in person at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., with hybrid sessions. Further, Transportation Resilience 2023 “provides attendees with information on emerging best practices and state-of-the-art research results on how to adapt transportation networks to the potential impacts of climate change and extreme weather events. The focus includes vulnerability and resilience to climate change and extreme weather events impacting all modes of transportation, including pedestrian, automobile, rail, transit, aviation, and pipeline facilities and critical infrastructure.”

The event addresses resilience integration across the transportation sector, including but not limited to, design, engineering, planning, operations and maintenance (O&M), asset management, and emergency management and communications. The target audience includes transportation practitioners, researchers, educators, consultants, government agencies, businesses, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders from around the world. Organizers welcome and encourage participation from local, tribal, state, national, and international perspectives.

Transportation Resilience 2023 Conference Objectives

  • Develop common understandings of transportation resilience concepts and state of practice
  • Share approaches for integrating climate resilience into agency processes, design standards, and standards of practice
  • Learn new methods for prioritizing and evaluating performance of resilience investments
  • Discuss transportation resilience funding and financing challenges and opportunities
  • Discover successful approaches for meaningful community engagement around transportation resilience
  • Develop an international peer learning network to exchange ideas

National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., USA

Convened by: Transportation Research Board

Supported by: U.S. Department of Transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Sponsored by: Standing Committee on Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events (AMR50)

© 2023 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

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International Conference on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Challenges

International Conference on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Challenges

 

Convened by the Transportation Research Board or TRB, the Transportation Resilience 2023 conference features panel discussions, expert presentations, and poster sessions. The conference is in person at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., with hybrid sessions. Further, Transportation Resilience 2023 “provides attendees with information on emerging best practices and state-of-the-art research results on how to adapt transportation networks to the potential impacts of climate change and extreme weather events. The focus includes vulnerability and resilience to climate change and extreme weather events impacting all modes of transportation, including pedestrian, automobile, rail, transit, aviation, and pipeline facilities and critical infrastructure.”

The event addresses resilience integration across the transportation sector, including but not limited to, design, engineering, planning, operations and maintenance (O&M), asset management, and emergency management and communications. The target audience includes transportation practitioners, researchers, educators, consultants, government agencies, businesses, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders from around the world. Organizers welcome and encourage participation from local, tribal, state, national, and international perspectives.

Transportation Resilience 2023 Conference Objectives

  • Develop common understandings of transportation resilience concepts and state of practice
  • Share approaches for integrating climate resilience into agency processes, design standards, and standards of practice
  • Learn new methods for prioritizing and evaluating performance of resilience investments
  • Discuss transportation resilience funding and financing challenges and opportunities
  • Discover successful approaches for meaningful community engagement around transportation resilience
  • Develop an international peer learning network to exchange ideas

National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., USA

Convened by: Transportation Research Board

Supported by: U.S. Department of Transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Sponsored by: Standing Committee on Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events (AMR50)

© 2023 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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By 2050, projected sea-level rise will cause segments of SR 37 to be permanently underwater

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Climate Change Impact on Road Systems and Pavement Performance

Climate Change Impact on Road Systems and Pavement Performance

Expansion of climate change is increasingly impacting global infrastructure systems, such as transportation networks and road systems, particularly in colder regions of the world. As temperatures warm, roads underlain by permafrost suffer a loss of integrity due to thawing permafrost — greater than half of all of the roads in Canada.

Further, as sea levels rise, groundwater impacts coastal roads. In a new study in the Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, “Climate Change Challenges for Flexible Pavement in Canada: An Overview,” the authors advocate for transportation infrastructure design to adapt policies that consider the impacts of climate change.

Authors Omran Maadani, Mohammad Shafiee, and Igor Egorov investigated the effects of climate change on roadways across Canada, and examined heat effect, permanent deformation, fatigue cracking, low temperature cracking, precipitation effects, hot mix asphalt layer, soil strength capacity, and soil freeze and thaw.

Abstract

This paper provides an outlook on the effects of climate change and the severity and frequency of extreme weather events on the performance of flexible pavements across North America. Now more than ever, the climate is changing at a rapid pace, which will alter long-term environmental loading parameters and extreme weather events. Such alterations will pose implications for the design, maintenance, and rehabilitation of flexible pavements, especially in terms of their serviceability, safety, and functionality. In northern Canada, roads are founded on various terrain types, including thaw-sensitive ice-rich permafrost underlying terrains. Such roads have experienced signs of embankment and pavement damage, which are usually induced by the degradation of the underlying permafrost due to climate change. Therefore, the development and implementation of new permafrost thaw mitigation techniques for vulnerable roads are essential and will be discussed in this paper. Resilient flexible roads should be designed to withstand the conditions that are likely to occur during their design life, taking into account the impact of the climate change on pavement performance in response to daily and seasonal changes in heat, precipitation, freeze–thaw cycles, and extreme weather events.

Read the full paper in the ASCE Library: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CR.1943-5495.0000262

(Source: ASCE Library)

© 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers.

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