Infrastructure Resilience to Extreme Events and Climate Change - Federal Lands Sensitivity Case Studies
The FHWA has provided technical resources such as HEC-17 Highways in the River Environment, to help analyze the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure in relation to extreme events and climate change. Following this philosophy, this document collects a series of Case Studies that examine the resilience of infrastructure against different extreme events representing potential climate change scenarios.
The location of these Case Studies was within four National Parks. The rationale for focusing on National Parks was an attempt to disaggregate direct changes in precipitation or streamflow characteristics from those associated with land use or urbanization.
The research investigated the sensitivity of extreme events (i.e., extreme weather events and climate changes), manifested by precipitation and streamflow, upon the resilience of transportation infrastructure hydraulic appurtenances (e.g., roadside drainage, storm drains, culverts, or bridges).
- FHWA Publication Number: HIF-22-043
- Publication Year: 2022
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