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Building Climate Resilience into Roads & Transport Infrastructure (irf)

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IRF Global Training Institute

500 Montgomery St # 525

Alexandria, VA 22314

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Building Climate Resilience into Roads & Transport Infrastructure

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Climate change is putting at risk the lives of millions of people worldwide, and trillions of dollars of investment in transport infrastructure and services. Access to all-weather roads and transport services has become so woven into the fabric of communities and economic development that service disruptions can have far-reaching implications for entire communities, especially in the developing world. A transport system that cannot withstand the emerging impacts of climate change will prove an increasing burden.

This certified training course is designed to provide a methodical overview of climate change mitigation strategies and emergency response management. Participants will be guided through various processes aimed at conducting thorough risk preparedness assessments and the associated remedial measures. Throughout the course, the issue of successful engagement with impacted residents will be addressed.

Rural roads, frequently a vulnerable link in the transport chain, will be addressed through dedicated modules presenting design and maintenance features for weather-resilient low volume / rural roads.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the impact of Climate Change on Transportation
  • Learn methods to assess risks and set priorities for Infrastructure
  • Learn methods to communicate an effective message
  • Develop a plan to address Climate Change in your country
  • Understand how to plan, prepare and respond to Emergencies in your country
  • Learn Low Cost Solutions for Rural Roads and how to apply in your country

AGENDA

Monday, April 20

9:00am

Welcome & Introductions

9:45am

Extent of Climate Change and Its Impact

10:30am

Break

10:45am

Risk Assessments & Challenges

12:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Risk Assessments & Challenges (Cont.)

2:30pm

Methodologies to determine projects

3:30pm

Break

3:45pm

Communications and Messaging

Tuesday, April 21

9:00am

Solutions to address impacts of Climate Change

9:45am

Low Cost mitigation measures

10:30am

Break

10:45am

Develop your Plan to address Climate Change

12:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Financing the Solutions

2:30pm

Presentation of your Plans and Feedback

3:30pm

Break

3:45pm

Discussion

Wednesday, April 22

9:00am

Discussion of Your Emergencies

9:45am

Emergency Planning & Preparation

10:30am

Break

10:45am

Emergency Response

12:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Emergency Recovery

2:30pm

Developing your Emergency Plan

3:30pm

Break

3:45pm

Discussion

Thursday, April 23

9:00am

Introduction to Climate Resilient Rural Roads

9:45am

Freezing, Fires, and Floods- Climate Change Impacts

10:30am

Break

10:45am

Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment

11:15am

Considering Climate Variability in Road Planning, Location, Design and Maintenance

12:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Hydrology Design in the Time of Climate Change

2:00pm

Hydraulic Issues-Bank Stabilization, Manning’s Formula, Filters

2:30pm

Roadway Surface Drainage Issues, Subsurface Drainage

3:30pm

Break

3:45pm

Culvert Design and Installation

Friday, April 24

9:00am

Climate Resilient Structures-Culverts, Fords, Bridges

SPEAKER

Lead Instructor

Gordon Rex Keller, PE, GE

Recent professional experience has included conducting over 50 Low-Volume Roads Engineering Best Practices lectures and training courses (one to five days long) worldwide over the past 10 years. Training and project experiences have included storm damage repair work in Central America after Hurricane Mitch and in the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Georges. Roads Natural Hazard Vulnerability Reduction training has been conducted in most countries of Central America for OAS. Rural roads design and environmental analysis training courses have been presented throughout Central America, Mexico, South America, Haiti, Africa, Australia, China, India, and the Western Pacific, working for World Bank, IADB, International Road Federation, US Agency for International Development, Pan-American Highway Institute, Rainforest Alliance, TNC, Brazilian Forest Service, Mexican Transportation Institute, VicForests, India National Institute of Technology, Universities, and other groups or partners of the USDA, Forest Service Office of International Programs.

Michael Avery

Michael Avery is recognized as an international expert in improving Transportation Organizations and Systems. He has first hand experiences from over 25 years of service in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. He has improved Transportation Organizations/Systems to focus on performance, results and service. Mr Avery has first hand experience with Emergencies and impacts of Climate Change caused by rising sea levels, Hurricanes, Earthquakes and devastating fires. Mr Avery served in senior positions in both private companies and government agencies. He currently works in the US Department of Transportation. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the International “Committee of Ethical Practice” of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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