Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series

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Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series


This is a three-part series of virtual events exploring the 2021 ASCE publication, “The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States’ Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.” The publication, and the event series, explore both the vulnerability of the United States’ infrastructure to current weather and climate extremes and the fragility of these systems in the face of climate change. The publication is expected to be available in Fall of 2021.

Series 1: Schedule-At-A-Glance

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021: What does Climate Change have to do with Engineering and Design?
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Extreme Events and Systems: How Interdependency Leads to Cascading Impacts and Systems Failure
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Application of Climate Change Adaptation Prioritization Framework(s)

Cost per Session:

  • ASCE Member - $40
  • Nonmember - $50
  • Students - Free with Free ASCE Student Membership Join Now

Register for all three events in the series and receive a 20% discount code for the hard copy or e-book publication: "The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions"

General questions? Contact Jay Snyder; Registration questions? Contact Customer Service.

 

What does Climate Change have to do with Engineering and Design?

Session Date:  Tuesday, September 7, 2021
[Registration closes September 4, 2021 @ 5pm ET]

Time:  2:00 – 3:00pm ET

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

This first session presents the state of climate science in the context of how future climate and weather will impact US infrastructure. The session will focus on how we relate large-scale climate projections to regional scale; case studies such as extreme event analysis, hurricane projections, drought and flood frequencies, and compound hazards; and how potential changes in these events will impact the 21st century built and designed environment.

Note:  The refund deadline for this session is September 4, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service.

Extreme Events and Systems: How Interdependency Leads to Cascading Impacts and Systems Failure

Session Date:  Tuesday, September 14, 2021
[Registration closes September 11 @ 5pm ET]

Time:  2:00 – 3:00pm ET

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

This second session focuses on the ways in which these sectors of energy, transportation, drinking and wastewater, water storage and flood protection, and navigation are increasingly interdependent and how, in design, maintenance and operation, we must consider these interdependencies in assessing vulnerability and risk. The session includes visualizations and examples of how impacts to one system can cause significant impacts in others, potentially leading to large-scale failures in unanticipated ways, along with simple tools for integrating more resilient approaches into engineering work.

Note:  The refund deadline for this session is September 11, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service.

Application of Climate Change Adaptation Prioritization Framework(s)

Session Date:  Tuesday, September 21, 2021
[Registration closes September 18 @ 5pm ET]

Time:  2:00 – 3:00pm ET

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

This third session presents a step-by-step approach to assess resilience options for new and existing infrastructure under constrained budgets. The session demonstrates several resilience assessment frameworks to rank asset and system climate adaptation needs over their intended design life, enabling risk-informed, future-focused planning to prioritize the most vulnerable, fragile, or critical components of a project. Resilience strategies are guided by project-specific vulnerability assessments accounting for climate change and interdependent responses to hazards, while maximizing co-benefits across projects.

Note:  The refund deadline for this session is September 18, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service.