August 12 2015
The prestentation outlined the unequivocal evidence that warming of the global climate system is leading to:
Also noted was the IPCC consensus “that there is a discernible human influence on global climate” and that a 2°C increase is projected to have major consequences globally and is expected to be exceeded by the end of the 21st Century.
The presentation provided an introduction to the Framework (soon to be published) and outlined the following:
1) Developed to guide road authorities through:•The identification of assessment scope, variables, risks and data;•Assessing and prioritising the risks posed to highway assets, locations and operations;•Developing and selecting adaptation responses and strategies; and,•Integrating assessment findings into decision making processes.2) Applicable to road authorities operating under any geographical, climatic, economic, and environmental condition, irrespective of data availability, locality, etc.3) An effective and useable tool, which synthesises international good practice and knowledge.
The presentation is available here:
WRA UK 2015 AGM presentation - International Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Road Infrastructure Developed
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February 26 2015
Local transport – its planning, funding and governance – has seen big changes in the last few years. Will this help local transport contribute more to economic growth and quality of life?
£3 million mapping project to transform road improvements and maintenance
February 25 2015
Friday start for M25 Thurrock upgrade
Further maintenance required at reopened Bath Bridge
Call for more public involvement with infrastructure planning
March 11 2015
National Conference calls for greater devolution
Safety first for Traffex exhibition
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Rail lines drawn to aid London growth
March 18 2015
Hopes that Easter rail works run smoothly
A5-M1 link road to benefit long distance traffic
Committee calls for action over new Thames crossing
March 25 2015
More clarity demanded of Northern transport strategy
French technical thinking arrives in Hertfordshire
March 24 2015
£275m Challenge Fund for local infrastructure - winning authorities announced
March 26 2015
ALARM survey highlights concerns over the state of the local road network
April 1 2015
Highways England, the government-owned company which will deliver the largest investment in England’s major roads in a generation, officially launched today.
April 10 2015
April issue of Transportation Professional Available.
June 10 2015
June 11 2015
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 11 June.
Andrew Jones, new Minister for Local Roads has announced the ‘pilot exercise’ for the local highways maintenance funding incentive element.
June 12 2015
Highways England have brought together a panel of experts to encourage excellence in road design.
June 19 2015
The June 2015 issue of Transportation Professional is now available for members of CIHT to view.
June 17 2015
July 1 2015
This paper is addressing threats directed to the infrastructure. A correct understanding and a suitable handling of the security of road infrastructure is not only important to safeguard the infrastructure itself, but is also relevant to cover the protection of the social and economic values, the protection of the environment, and even the security of other transportation modes.
July 10 2015
Government Outlines Productivity Challenge
July 17 2015
July/August issue of Transportation Professional Available.
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 16 July.
Fixing the foundations: commentary
July 23 2015
HMEP’s updated Standard Form of Contract and Procurement Suite can help the highways sector to procure services to maintain local roads, more efficiently.
July 29 2015
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