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XXVIIth World Road Congress
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 was presented at the Congress in Prague, in the workshop session. The purpose of this workshop was 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 has been 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. Overview of recommandations
  10. Discussion: Application of the Framework
  11. Conclusion
  12. Final Conclusions
  13. Organization

Welcome and session introduction

  • Outline of TC1.4 and Introduction of the Framework
    Stuart WOODS (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, New Zealand) - TC 1.4 member
    Caroline EVANS (Infrastructure Victoria, Australia) - TC 1.4 Chair
    Gordana PETKOVIC (NPRA, Norway) - TC 1.4 member


Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Juan Fernando MENDOZA, ITM, TC 1.4 Secretary


Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Gordana PETKOVIC, NPRA, TC 1.4 member


  • 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
  • Selection and prioritization of adaptation responses and strategies
    Caroline EVANS (Infrastructure Victoria, Australia) - TC 1.4 Chair

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Laura PARRA, CEDEX, TC 1.4 member


Overview of recommandations

  • 2023 Framework recommendations and discussion
    Stuart WOODS (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, New Zealand) - TC 1.4 member

Discussion: Application of the Framework

• All speakers


• Stuart WOODS, Gordana PETKOVIC, Laura PARRA

Final Conclusions


Session Organiser and Secretariat: Caroline EVANS (Australia), Chair of TC 1.4 Climate change and resilience