Integrating Climate Considerations into an Asset Management Program
Climate change adaptation has become a core pillar underpinning infrastructure resiliency. Precipitation changes, increased temperatures, higher winds, and other climate change induced conditions pose substantial risk to infrastructure and the public services that depend on them. Even more, the costs associated with the damage and disruption of infrastructure caused by climate change are projected to be massive. Given the existing infrastructure deficit already faced by municipalities today, the effects of climate change on public infrastructure will exacerbate the deficit even deeper.
This whitepaper explores how municipalities can begin planning for climate change impacts on their infrastructure systems by integrating climate considerations into their asset management programs.