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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Workshop 06 - Climate Change Adaptation Framework

Tuesday, October 3 14:30 - 18:00
Chair: Stuart Woods, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, TC 1.4 member, New Zealand
Room: Club H, 1st floor

 PIARC International Climate Change Adaptation Framework will be presented at the Congress in Prague, in the workshop session. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the Framework step by step, provide examples and answer questions from potential users.

The Framework guides road organisations through the process of developing an adaptation plan to address the impacts of climate change. It identifies the main issues and risks of climate change on road infrastructure and systems, through to selecting measures to address these impacts and integrate them, into decision-making. It is composed in a way that makes it applicable both for countries that have done some adaptation work earlier, and countries that are just starting to recognise climate change challenges.

The Framework consists of four main stages: Preparation, Assessment of vulnerability or risk, Identification and prioritisation of measures and integrating the findings into decision-making. Each step will be explained and supported by examples.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Presentations
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Presentations
  7. Questions and Answers
  8. Presentations
  9. Questions and Answers
  10. Recommendations
  11. Discussion: Application of the Framework
  12. Conclusion
  13. Organization

Welcome and session introduction

Outline of TC1.4 and Introduction of the Framework
• Caroline Evans, Chair PIARC TC1.4, Infrastructure Victoria
• Gordana Petkovic, NPRA


  • The Preparation Stage - Introduction
    Juan Fernando MENDOZA (ITM, Mexico) - TC 1.4 Secretary
  • Baseline for adaptation
    Juan CAÑAVERA HERRERA (Foster+Partners, United Kingdom) - TC 1.4
  • Scope, criticality, analysis options
    Juan Fernando MENDOZA (ITM, Mexico) - TC 1.4 Secretary

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Juan Fernando Mendoza, ITM


  • Assessment pathways - Introduction
    Gordana PETKOVIC (NPRA, Norway) - TC 1.4
  • Vulnerability analysis
    Laura PARRA (CEDEX, Spain) - TC 1.4
  • Risk analyses to climate impact
    Stuart WOODS (WK, New Zealand) - TC 1.4
  • Resilience approach to climate impact
    Stuart WOODS (WK, New Zealand) - TC 1.4

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Gordana Petkovic, NPRA


  • Introduction: Selecting and prioritising adaptation measures
    Laura PARRA (CEDEX, Spain) - TC 1.4
  • Types of adaptation methods
    Louis BETTINI (Main Roads, Western Australia, Australia) - TC 1.4 Secretary
  • Combining methods into strategies
    Caroline EVANS (Infrastructure Victoria, Australia) - TC 1.4 Chair

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Laura Parra, CEDEX


  • Incorporating findings into decision-making
    Tim SEXTON (Minnesota DOT, United States) - TC 1.4

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Stuart Woods, WK NZ


• Stuart Woods, WK NZ

Discussion: Application of the Framework

• All speakers


• Session Chair: Stuart Woods, Gordana Petkovic, Laura Parra


Session Organiser and Secretariat: Caroline Evans (Australia) TC 1.4 Climate change and resilience