Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation in Infrastructure Planning and Design: Overarching Guide
This guide is the first in a series created to address how to incorporate climate change adaptation in planning and designing infrastructure projects.
An overview of potential impacts on typical infrastructure activities, adaptation responses, and strategies presented in this guide can help practitioners understand how the design of both new and existing structures can effectively deliver a particular level of service in a climate altered future.
It includes step-by-step guidance and checklists to follow in the assessment of infrastructure assets that are exposed to changing climatic conditions as well as in the selection of planning and management decisions.
It notes that past and future climate conditions should be considered when planning and managing all aspects of infrastructure activities, including concept development, asset planning and design, construction, operations, maintenance, monitoring, renewal and disposal.
It includes a table showing advantages and disadvantages to different adaptation strategies and a case study that shows how the methods explained in the guide can be applied.
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