A Methodology for Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation in Infrastructure Planning and Design: Flood Management
This guide gives best practices for incorporating climate resilience in flood management systems. It is part of a set of tools to help partners boost the climate resiliency of key infrastructure.
It gives an overview of potential impacts on flood management activities and adaptation options, and guidance for utilizing a risk assessment methodology to determine appropriate design measures. While the focus of this guide is on engineering design, broader elements such as service delivery and management of supply and demand are also proposed as they are closely associated with the optimum performance of potable water infrastructure.
It stresses the importance when designing or rehabilitating infrastructure to plan not just for the current climate, but for the climate scenario projected for the entire design life of the asset.
The guide uses tables to explain major climate impacts and risks for flood management infrastructure and adaptation measures to consider. A climate change resilient infrastructure design case study is also provided.
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