Transportation Resilience: Adaptation to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events summarizes a symposium held June 16–17, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. The fourth annual symposium promotes common understanding, efficiencies, and trans-Atlantic cooperation within the international transportation research community while accelerating transport-sector innovation in the European Union (EU) and the United States.
The two-day, invitation-only symposium brought together high-level experts to share their views on disruptions to the transportation system resulting from climate change and extreme weather events. With the goal of fostering trans-Atlantic collaboration in research and deployment, symposium participants discussed the technical, financial, and policy challenges to better plan, design, and operate the transportation network before, during, and after extreme and/or long-term climate events.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Transportation Resilience: Adaptation to Climate Change. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24648.
|Welcome and Introductory Remarks||1-3|
|Keynote Presentation 1Resilient Transport System: An Ongoingand Multistakeholder Responsibility||4-6|
|Keynote Presentation 2The Changing Climate: The Science andHow It Affects Transportation||7-9|
|White Paper PresentationTransportation Resilience: Adaptation toClimate Change and Extreme WeatherEvents||10-11|
|Presentation of First Case Scenario: RisingSea Level||12-13|
|Breakout Group A||14-14|
|Breakout Group B||15-15|
|Breakout Group C||16-16|
|Breakout Group D||17-18|
|Presentation of Second Case Scenario:River and Storm Flooding||19-19|
|Breakout Group A||20-20|
|Breakout Group C||21-21|
|Breakout Group D||22-23|
|Presentation of Third Case Scenario:Drought, Heat, and Extreme Temperatures||24-25|
|Breakout Group A||26-26|
|Breakout Group B||27-27|
|Breakout Group D||28-29|
|Closing Comments from Sponsors||35-36|
|Potential Portfolio for EU U.S. Research onTransportation Resilience||37-39|
|APPENDIX A: WHITE PAPERTransportation Resilience||40-60|
|APPENDIX BScenario 1: Sea Level Rise||61-68|
|Appendix CScenario 2: Minimizing Disruption DuringExtreme Weather Events||69-76|
|APPENDIX DScenario 3: Drought, Heat, andExtreme Temperatures||77-82|
|APPENDIX FSymposium Attendees||85-90|
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