Adaptation of the road infrastructure to climate change

  • Various climate projections predict changing climatic parameters like temperature, precipitation, wind speed etc. for Germany. This could have severe impacts on road transport infrastructure as well as road traffic itself. At the Federal Highway Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt) a strategy was developed to adapt roads and engineering structures to the impacts of climate change. The strategy "Anpassung der Straßenverkehrsinfrastruktur an den Klimawandel / Adaptation of the road infrastructure to climate change (AdSVIS)" comprises currently about 15 projects. On the basis of the identification of the hazards and the combination of the climate and road network data, the road transport infrastructure which might be affected is to be determined. Adaptation measures are to be developed for the identified risk areas and assessed as to their effectiveness. Special attention is given to international cooperation since climate change is a truly global challenge.

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Author:Markus Auerbach, Carina Herrmann
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2015/08/21
Release Date:2015/08/21
Tag:Deutschland; Forschungsarbeit; Risikobewertung; Treibhauseffekt; Umwelt; Verkehrsinfrastruktur; Verkehrsnetz; Veränderung; Witterung
Environment; Germany; Greenhouse effect; Modification; Network (traffic); Research project; Risk assessment; Transport infrastructure; Weather
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Source:Transport Research Arena 2014
Institutes:Abteilung Straßenbautechnik / Abteilung Straßenbautechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 15 Umwelt
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 72 Verkehrs- und Transportplanung

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