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Climate Change Impact Assessment for Surface Transportation in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

This report is built on several significant reports and projects that have been recently published. In 2008, the Transportation Research Board released the Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation, which primarily focused on the consequences of climate change for U.S. transportation infrastructure and operations. The report also offers recommendations for both research and actions that can be taken to prepare for climate change. A similar study released by U.S.

Infrastructure, Engineering and Climate Change Adaptation: Ensuring Services in an Uncertain Future

Report executive summary reads "This study was an activity of the Engineering the Future partnership, carried out on behalf of Defra by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Chemical Engineers. The conclusions of the study will feed into the Defra led cross-Government Infrastructure and Adaptation project.

Gerringong to Bomaderry - Climate Change Factors

This report is the sustainability and climate change component of the Gerringong to Bomaderry Environmental Impact Statement. It provides a useful overview of the type of climate change impacts that should be considered when designing roads.

Modeling Climate Change Impacts of Pavement Production and Construction

The 21st century is the century of urbanization. Along with rapid urbanization, the century is observing the biggest increase in the world's population in human history. As of 2006, the world human population reached 6.5 billion. Rapid global urbanization and explosive overall population increases generate high demand for new road networks. Paved surfaces can comprise up to 45% of land cover in urban regions of the United States and are designed with energy intensive products comprised of either Portland cement or petroleum-based asphalt (bitumen).
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The 3 Counties Alliance Partnership (3CAP): The Effect of Climate Change on 3CAP

This report reviews the potential risks to the road network for three counties in the UK. It suggests adaptation actions for each risk and recommends the timing of implementation.
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Stormwater, Impervious Surfaces and Climate Change in Queanbeyan: The Integrated Assessment of Clmate Change Impacts on Urban Settlements (IACCIUS) Project

This investigation examined changes in urban surfaces, including unconsolidated landscaping materials and change in impervious surface occurrence, in relation to increased drought and storm events, as well as implications for local drainage, stormwater and flooding. Increased water flows and movement of unconsolidated materials into the drainage systems may result from covering of previously grassed or garden areas as a response to drought, water restrictions, and other factors, and increased intense storm events predicted under conditions of climate change.
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Road transport sensitivities to weather and climate change in Australia

This paper is based on a desktop review of peer-reviewed literature on fields of transportation, engineering and planning; risk assessment and crash analysis; and applied climatology and hazards to discuss the types of risks that extreme weather and climate change pose to Australian roads and road users.
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Adapting to Climate Change The Public Policy Response Public Infrastructure

Abstract: "his paper assesses the threats and needs that multidimensional climate change imposes for public infrastructure, reviews the existing adaptive capacity that could be applied to respond to these threats and needs, and presents options for enhancing adaptive capacity through public sector investments in physical, planning, and human resources.
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Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation

This large (298 pages) report provides an interesting insight into the risks facing the United States transportation industry. The report also provides recommendations for adaptive actions including design, organisational arrangements, insurance use of technology and sharing of best practice ideas.