Webinar: "Integrating Future Climatic Design Data and Coastal Hazards into Transportation Infrastructure Design"

Fri, 01/29/2021
February 1, 2021
Natural Resources Canada

This webinar is made possible with support from Natural Resources Canada through Canada's Climate Change Adaptation Platform. You can find information on upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of past webinars at the following website: https://climateriskinstitute.ca/platform-webinars/

Event Description: 
Canada’s transportation systems, including bridges and roads, are often designed based on historic data, and are therefore not designed to accommodate the potential impacts of climate change and extreme weather events. The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada is responsible for delivering the Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure (CRBCPI) initiative, which aims to develop the foundational science, tools, codes, standards and guidelines in order to integrate climate resilience into building and infrastructure design. By developing knowledge and tools that help decision makers design, operate and maintain their infrastructure assets, the CRBCPI enables communities, including vulnerable areas such as coastal regions, to be better prepared for climate risks. 
This webinar will include presentations by three experts from the NRC. Fiona Hill will provide an overview of the CRBCPI initiative, Dr. Hamidreza Shirkhani will introduce the initiative's work on future climatic design data, and finally, Enda Murphy will discuss tools for understanding risk and adapting Canada’s coastal infrastructure to a changing climate.