Workshops and Peer Exchanges
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- Climate Change Adaptation Peer Exchange Summary Report (or PDF 427 KB) Available (August 2012). FHWA has released a summary report of three peer exchanges held between June 2011 and May 2012 on the role of State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in climate change adaptation. The purpose of the peer exchanges was to facilitate an exchange of ideas among transportation officials regarding strategies to assess and reduce the vulnerability of their transportation assets and services to projected changes in climate. This report synthesizes the key themes and lessons from the peer exchanges, including examples of effective practices presented by participants.
- In April 2011, FHWA conducted a peer exchange on climate change impacts and adaptation issues in the mid-west, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. A first half-day was devoted to discussion among Indiana's MPOs. A second full day convened state DOT representatives from Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio, as well as FHWA Division Office and Resource Center personnel from mid-western states. This report summarizes the peer exchange presentations and discussions.
- In 2010, AASHTO sponsored climate change workshops, that covered both mitigation and adaptation issues, for 10 state DOTs: Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. In 2011, additional 7 workshops were conducted from April-July: Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Vermont. These 17 states were selected from 30 states that applied to AASHTO for a workshop. Please visit the AASHTO website for more information on the workshops at: http://climatechange.transportation.org/state_dot_workshops/
- FHWA/AASHTO Climate Change Adaptation Peer Exchange (June 2010) The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with the support of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), convened a peer exchange on current climate change adaptation activities and strategic needs in Schaumburg, Illinois, on December 8, 2009. This workshop included senior officials of state departments of transportation (DOTs), FHWA headquarters and division offices and AASHTO. This report summarizes the results of the exchange, and is one of series of FHWA reports documenting the results of national peer exchanges on integrating climate change considerations into the transportation planning process.
The first adaptation peer exchange took place in 2009, and can be found at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/processes/statewide/practices/climate_workshop/index.cfm
- Summary Report: MPO Peer Workshop on Planning for Climate Change (October 2008). This report summarizes discussions from an MPO peer workshop on transportation planning for climate change, which took place in Seattle, WA. The peer workshop focused on current MPO practices that address climate change issues, as well as outcomes, challenges, and areas of common concern.
- Summary Report: MPO Peer Workshop on Planning for Climate Change (September 2008). This report summarizes discussions from an MPO peer workshop on transportation planning for climate change, which took place in Albany, NY. The peer workshop focused on current MPO practices that address climate change issues, as well as outcomes, challenges, and areas of common concern.
- Workshops on Integrating Climate Change with Transportation Planning or PDF - 233Kb. (March 2011) This report provides a summary of five workshops on addressing climate change in the State and metropolitan transportation planning processes that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored in 2010.
1st Workshop on Impacts of Global Climate Change on Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Transportation (March 2005). This workshop, the first in a pair of workshops sponsored by the U.S. DOT Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting and other partners, focused on the potential impacts of climate change on hydraulics, hydrology, and transportation with a particular focus on sea level rise.
- 2nd Workshop on Impacts of Global Climate Change on Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Transportation (March 2006). This workshop, the second in a pair of workshops sponsored by the U.S. DOT Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting and other partners, focused on the potential multimodal impacts of climate change on hydraulics, hydrology, and transportation with a particular focus on sea level rise.
- The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation: Workshop Summary and Proceedings (October 2002). This report provides a summary and eighteen discussion papers from a workshop exploring the potential impacts of climate change on transportation systems and services.