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Climate Change & Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Framework

FHWA Publication No: FHWA-HEP-13-005

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December 2012

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This document was developed by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) staff, but it draws heavily from a body of work produced for the FHWA by ICF International. It also draws from experiences and work of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the California Department of Transportation District 4, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO), the University of Virginia Center for Transportation Studies, and the many other agencies involved in the FHWA's 2010-2011 Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Pilot Program.


This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for use of the information contained in this document. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers' names appear herein only because they are considered essential to the objective of this document.

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