Climate Change Commission Wales
Businesses and communities across Wales are already experiencing and counting the costs of severe weather events and the impacts of a changing climate.
16th October 2015
INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORAL ADAPTATION PLAN: WORKSHOP – 9 October 2015
Businesses and communities across Wales are already experiencing and counting the costs of severe weather events and the impacts of a changing climate. Across the UK the total economic damage caused by the 2012 floods alone has been estimated as high as £620 million.
The Climate Change Commission for Wales (CCCW), Constructing Excellence Wales (CEW) and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) organised a workshop of direct relevance to organisations working in the infrastructure sector, aimed at senior managers and practitioners alike.
Over 40 people attended and contributed to discussions throughout the day.
Agenda – 9 October 2015
Impact of climate change on infrastructure in Wales – Geoff Ogden, Atkins
UK Infrastructure Operators Adaptation Forum – John Dora, Chair
RainScape – Andrew Harris, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Asset Management of Coastal Structures – Kevin Giles, Network Rail
Infrastructure Report card developed by LWEC (Living with Environmental Change):
Feedback from the discussions will be available shortly.
The aim of the event was to help people understand:
- How current severe weather and future climate change will impact the infrastructure sector
- How to identify the risks and opportunities facing the sector
- What sources of help and information are available and how to access them.
- Actions you can take to improve the resilience of your sector to severe weather and climate change impacts – in terms of both keeping your existing systems working, and designing new assets and systems.