Climate Ready City: Preparing for the impacts of climate change on infrastructure through applying Practice Note 12.1 “Impact of Climate Change on the Useful Life of Infrastructure”
As changes in our climate start to hit home asset managers, planners, policy officers (including sustainability sector) and public realm staff will need to consider the likely impacts on infrastructure assets. Increased temperatures, heatwaves and sea levels, higher storm, rainfall and bushfire intensities, and changes to rainfall and floods will increasingly affect the useful life of infrastructure at a material level and place increasing pressure on our capacity to respond, manage impacts and adapt.
Last year the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) launched Practice Note 12.1 “Impact of Climate Change on the Useful Life of Infrastructure” to provide clear guidance for asset managers and others on how to integrate these changes into asset management plans and budgets to mitigate impacts and better ensure climate ready infrastructure.
On Wednesday 12 February 2020, the City of Adelaide is partnering with IPWEA to present the Preparing for the impacts of climate change on infrastructure through Applying Practice Note 12.1 “Impact of Climate Change on the Useful Life of Infrastructure” seminar. This seminar will provide an overview of IPWEA’s Practice Note 12.1 and explore issues including:
The expected changes in the climate for Adelaide to 2100 (with a focus on increased temperatures, heatwaves and storms);
The likely impacts of these changes on the useful life of assets;
Options for adaptation; and
The availability of quantitative models.
4:00 - 5.30pm, Old Methodist Meeting Hall, 25 Pirie St.
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Practical examples using assets relevant to the Adelaide region will be worked through for each of the three Climate Change Factors (location, changes to the climate, existing climate change adaptation) and four Asset Factors (expected usage, physical wear and tear, technical or commercial obsolescence, legal or similar limits).
The presenter is Dr. Jacqueline Balston who has been an applied climatologist for the past 25 years. During this time she has researched the impacts of climate variability and climate change on agriculture, natural resources, ecosystems, emergency management and the built environment across Australia.
The IPWEA guide can be purchased here