Posts Tagged ‘Climate’

Utilizing Computer Simulation to Ensure the Continuity of Critical infrastructure Services on a Dynamically Changing Planet

Posted: August 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Richard G. Little and William A. WallaceDepartment of Industrial and Systems EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic Institute Those tasked with ensuring the reliable delivery of infrastructure services in the face of climate change and its myriad effects on the built environment will need to confront many new challenges. Heretofore, the resilience of critical infrastructure has generally focused on […]

From the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment

Posted: August 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm, Last Updated: August 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Last year, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third United States National Climate Assessment. The result of a three-year effort by a team of over 300 experts, this report outlines the latest scientific understanding of current trends in climate science. These findings serve as a valuable resource for those in the critical infrastructure […]

Critical Infrastructure & Climate Adaptation

Posted: August 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm, Last Updated: August 21, 2015 at 10:06 am

By Lisa Barr & Steven Nider U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection Addressing the potential impacts of climate change on critical infrastructure requires managing the complex and interdependent risks facing this Nation. Over the past several decades, focus has heightened on changing waterways, shifting temperature patterns, air […]

Closing the Gap between Climate Science and Critical Infrastructure Adaptation

Posted: August 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm, Last Updated: August 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

by Megan Clifford, Lawrence Paul Lewis, Frédéric Petit, Duane Verner, and Thomas A. WallRisk and Infrastructure Science CenterGlobal Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) recognizes that essential local and regional infrastructure systems, such as water, energy supply, and transportation, will increasingly be compromised by climate […]