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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Topic 12. Cross-cutting issues of resilience and climate change

  • IP0079 - Advances and Challenges of Risk Management in the Colombia Road Infrastructure

    The reduction of the impact of events that affect the territory, such as mass movements and floods, is one of the main challenges for the administrations of investments in transportation infrastructure. To this end, the National Roads Institute - INVIAS in Colombia promotes the incorporation of the public policy of risk management from the process of knowledge; relating the institutional data of the [...]

  • IP0636 - Channelizing global evidence for mainstreaming of resilient road infrastructure through standards
    Richa AHUJA

    Among the various infrastructure systems, transport plays a crucial role in peoples’ everyday activities. Transportation (roads, railways, airways, and waterways) systems support the functioning of multiple sectors and enable regional, national, and international connectivity for essential supplies such as food, water, medicine, etc. The impacts of climate change are unfolding faster than ever imagined. [...]

  • IP0434 - Resilient Infrastructure: Adapting to Climate Change in River and Marine Hydraulics in Québec
    Marilyn SWIDERSKI

    Québec presents an interesting duality in terms of water. In fact, there are more than 15,000 officially-named waterways in Québec, including 3,100 rivers. Also, much of its territory is bordered by the maritime estuary and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. To ensure the road link, the ministère des Transports (MTQ) manages a network that includes over 8,700 structures crossing waterways and nearly 60,000 [...]

  • IP0070 - Risk thresholds related to climate change in road infrastructure in Spain
    Laura GARCÍA , Fernando JIMÉNEZ ARROYO , Laura PARRA

    Arising risks from climate change that might affect road infrastructures need to be studied with greater precision. World Road Association (PIARC) framework addresses the exposure of the assets and services provided by the infrastructure and the probability of occurrence of a particular threat or impact. Therefore, vulnerability and risk will vary in the future, depending on the different scenarios [...]