Climate Change Effects on Infrastructure
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018) | Viewed by 15879
Interests: structural health monitoring of bridges; fatigue assessment; metallic bridges; scour and corrosion assessment; reliability assessment of bridges
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Climate change is one of the most important global challenges to be addressed in the coming years. Infrastructure systems, which are required to be operational over very long time scales, are increasingly likely to experience the impact of climate change over their lifetime. Climate change is expected to result in increases in the magnitude and/or frequency of extreme events as well as long-term changes in average climatic conditions. Examples of extreme events are extreme precipitation and flooding, heatwaves and cold snaps, periods of drought, extreme storms and winds, etc. Long-term changes in climatic conditions can include changes in average temperatures, precipitation, relative humidity, sea-level rise, atmospheric pollution, etc. Knowledge of future climatic conditions is essential in order to aid infrastructure owners manage the impact of climate change on both existing and planned infrastructure. Climate change impact planning for new items of infrastructure will ensure continuous functionality throughout their life.
The aim of this Special Issue is to consolidate the current state-of-the-art knowledge in addressing the effects of climate change on infrastructure systems, covering both extreme events, as well as gradual changes. We invite contributions from all infrastructure sectors, i.e., transport, water and waste, energy, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Suggested topics can include quantification of climate change effects and risks, particularly focusing on uncertainties and variabilities, estimation of impact costs, vulnerability, resilience and risk analysis, climate change mitigation, and adaptation activities on infrastructures. Studies can range from individual infrastructure assets to infrastructure networks and systems, including interdependencies between different infrastructure sectors.
Dr. Boulent Imam
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