Workshop 1

Resilient Infrastructures for Extreme Weather and Climate Changes


Presiding Officers

Prof. Musharraf Zaman, The University of Oklahoma, USA

Dr. Hany Farouk, Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE), Egypt

Prof. Shucai Li, Shandong University, China

Sponsored by

Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC), USA

National Science Foundation, China

Shandong University, China

Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Geotécnica (SMIG), Mexico

Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE), Egypt

Jiangsu Transportation Institute, China

GeoChina Civil Infrastructure Association, USA


Numerous government and transportation agencies are taking a proactive role on identifying how to prioritize asset management and operations options to improve infrastructure resilience under climate extremes and severe weather environments. Agencies are working out the methodologies and leveraging benefits across infrastructures, modes and geographic boundaries. Presentations at this workshop will address innovative materials and designs, cost–benefit analysis and incorporation of climate extremes and severe weather on assessment of risk in infrastructure asset management and operations planning with a multimodal perspective.

This workshop will be held in China during the 4th GeoChina 2016 Conference that will be held in Shandong on July 25-27, 2016. The workshop aims to share knowledge and lessons learned from various parts of the world on developing climate-resilient infrastructures to adapt extreme events.

Topics and Themes:

  1. Innovative Materials, Designs, Constructions and Maintenance to Improve Infrastructure Resilience Under Climate Extremes and Severe Weather
  2. Using Network Criticality and Propagating Impacts to Guide Infrastructure Adaptation
  3. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Adaptation and Resiliency Measures & Quantification of Costs and Benefits
  4. Climate-Adaptive Technologies
  5. Economic and Financial Modeling to Address Gaps and Build Alternative Solutions to Assist Recovery and Continuity of Government and Operations for Transportation
  6. Transportation System Resiliency, Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness and Sustainability
  7. High Value Adaptation Measures at Transportation Agencies
  8. Case Studies on Climate-Adaptive Transportation Infrastructure including Bridges, Pavements, and Other Structures
  9. Education, Training and Workforce Development Issues