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Webinar: Climate/Extreme Weather Risk Management Tools — Learning from the Gulf Coast

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Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:00

January 22, 2015. 2 PM. Climate/extreme weather risk management tools — learning from the Gulf Coast. Rob Hyman, Federal Highway Administration and Kevin Harrison, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission.  Sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation. 
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Abstract
The DOT has completed a groundbreaking climate change vulnerability assessment pilot in Mobile, Alabama. This project's mission included assessing vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies in Mobile, and developing methods, resources, and tools that will assist transportation agencies around the country with conducting climate change vulnerability assessments and evaluating facility-level adaptation options.

During this webcast, explore the valuable resources developed under this project, including:

A web-based vulnerability assessment framework
Guidance for evaluating criticality of transportation assets
A sensitivity matrix to help evaluate how different modes of transportation may be sensitive to various climate hazards
Methodologies for assessing future climate exposure
Case studies of site-level engineering assessments of specific adaptation options
A CMIP Climate Data Processing Tool that downloads and processes downscaled climate project data in formats relevant to the transportation community
The Vulnerability Assessment Scoring Tool (VAST), an Excel-based framework that guides users through an indicators-based vulnerability assessment.

Location  Webinar
Contact  Robert.Kafalenos(at)dot.gov; Robert.Hyman(at)dot.gov