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Call for Evidence

Resilience and adaptation to extreme weather conditions in the highways sector

DARe and CIHT Call for Evidence
DARe and CIHT are producing a report on the theme of ‘Resilience and Adaptation to Extreme Weather Conditions in the Highways Sector’.

For the purposes of this report, we are defining “Resilience” as:

“The capacity of a system to effectively manage and withstand extreme weather conditions and/or hazardous weather events, while responding or reorganizing in a way that enables the uninterrupted provision of critical transportation services to both the economy and local communities, while maintaining the ability to adapt and innovate”. (Deeming, 2021)

The report will explore successful examples of road infrastructure design, materials, and construction practices, identify best asset management practices for resilience, and provide evidence to support decision-making on infrastructure adaptation to extreme weather events.

This call for evidence consists of two tasks:

  • Task 1 – Fill in the table on the submission document with possible solutions to tackle the impacts of extreme weather events on the road infrastructure. Extreme weather events include: rain and flooding; increased temperatures; snow and ice; and wind.
  • Task 2 – Provide examples of the solutions identified in the table on the submission document.

You do not need to consider all impacts or fill in all parts of the table in the document – feel free to contribute where you have knowledge and experience.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: darehub@newcastle.ac.uk

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Submission details

Deadline for submission: 9 April, 12.00pm

Submission format: please complete the document (download below) and return it, together with any attachments, to technical@ciht.org.uk with the heading ‘Resilience report: call for evidence’

Submission document download