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CEDR Climate change - Final conference - CLiPDaR and ROADAPT


Tuesday, 27 October 2015 at 10:00 - Wednesday, 28 October 2015 at 13:00 (CET)

CEDR Climate change - Final conference  -  CLiPDaR and...

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Type End Quantity
Conference day 1 - 10.00-17.15 Ended Free  
Dinner - 19.30 - restaurant of the Atomium – square de l’Atomium – 1020 Brussels Ended Free  
Conference day 2- 09.00 - 12.30 Ended Free  
Webstreaming ONLY day 1 - 10.00-17.15 Ended Free  

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Two CEDR projects on Road owners adaptation to Climate Change

This programme (CEDR Call 2012), launched in May 2012, was the fifth transnationally funded research programme organised by the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR). The funding road administrations are Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK. The Call is being managed on behalf of CEDR by the National Roads Authority in Ireland: this includes organising the Call for Proposals, programme co-ordination, financial governance and general project management.

About CliPDaR

The road sector is very vulnerable to extreme weather phenomena which can produce some of the most significant economic and safety consequences. For this reason it is essential to know as early as possible to what extent global change of climate might impact on the national and European road network. With the help of climate projections specific impact models can be applied to estimate the relevant parameters for road maintenance.
However, the reliability of given climate projections need to be assessed using ensemble approaches and downscaling methods. Much scientific work has been done to evaluate these approaches with regard to reliability and usefulness for investigations on possible impacts of climate changes.
Within this project, existing approaches and methodologies have been collated to identify a common approach on future applications by road owners. The project focuses on the review, analysis and assessment of existing regional Climate Change projections regarding transnational highway networks (TEN-T) needs with particular emphasis given to the results from a number of previous and ongoing projects. The main objective of the research is to provide recommendations for application by European road agencies.


Infrastructure is the backbone of our society. Citizens, companies and governments have come to rely on and expect uninterrupted availability of the road network. It is now recognised that changing climate will have significant effects on the road infrastructure and this required timely adaptation. However, there are great uncertainties involved in both the projections of future climate change and related socio-economic developments and estimating the consequences of these changes in transportation needs. In the meantime, there is a constant need for decisions and development of the road transport system. The prioritization of measures in order to maximize availability with reasonable costs is one of the most important tasks of the road owners.
The ROADAPT project has provided a number of methodologies and tools enabling a rational approach to Climate Change adaptation based on tailored and consistent climate data information. These include a preliminary “quick-scan” for estimating the climate change related risks for roads, a socio-economic impact analysis, a vulnerability assessment and an action plan for adaptation with specific input from possible adaptation techniques related to geo-technics and drainage, pavements and traffic management.

DRAFT PROGRAMME                                           to join the webstreaming

Recommended hotel next to the venue :hotel RAMADA - download the booking form - dead line : 28 Sept 2015

Negotiated price with hotel Gresham  next to the venue and the Airport -  download the booking form - dead line : 14 Oct 2015

Negotiated price with hotel Atlas next to the Grand Place - download the booking form - dead line : 17 Sept 2015

Dinner on 27th October 19.30 at the Restaurant of the Atomium - square de l'Atomium - 1020 Brussels


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When & Where

Diamant Center
80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers
1030 Brussels

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 at 10:00 - Wednesday, 28 October 2015 at 13:00 (CET)

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