The aim of this programme is to undertake research on integrating Climate Change into decision-making processes and implementing existing research into practice.
This research programme has built on the outcomes of earlier calls in relation to Climate Change, in particular “Road Owners Getting to Grips with Climate Change” (Call 2008), Energy “Sustainability and Energy Efficient Management of Roads” (CEDR Call 2011), and “Road Owners Adapting to Climate Change” (CEDR Call 2012).
The programme is more focused on implementation of tools and results than was the case with earlier CEDR climate change programmes. Projects resulting from this call have provided insight on how to use and implement former results, how to actually “get climate change adaptation done” and, as a result, can lead to the improvement of presently available tools and guidelines.
Specifically, this programme has covered the following issues:
A: Economic costs associated with integrating climate change into decision-making
B: Embedding climate change into practice and procurement
- Implementing existing climate change research into practice
- Embedding climate change into procurement processes
C: Developing a transnational approach to water management in the face of climate change
D: Driver behaviour: Diagnosing driver decision-making (in a changing climate).
The programme has funded three projects.
Decision support tools for embedding climate change thinking on road (DeTECToR)
DeTECToR addresses the economic costs associated with integrating Climate Change into decision-making and the issues surrounding the embedding Climate Change into practice and procurement of National road Administrations (NRAs).
Project Partners: TRL (UK, Coordinator), Alfen Consult (DE), Heller (DE), CEC (DE), IBDiM (PL), AIT (AT)
Project results and further information:
Water management for road authorities in the face of Climate Change (WATCH)
The WATCH project addresses the requirement for a transnational approach to water management in the face of Climate Change. In addition, the project aims to provide guidance on how to carry out a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) as a prerequisite for implementation of the results. WATCh will liaise with the ongoing DeTECToR project to ensure that the CBA guidelines specifically aiming at water management are compatible with the DeTECToR framework.
Project partners: DELTARES (NL, Coordinator), RODIS (IE); AEGIS (FR); DRD (DK); NMI (NL)
Project results and further information:
- Summary of project activities and expected outputs
- Climate and climate change: protocol for use and generation of statistics on rainfall extremes
- Watch Manual measures (excel file)
- Country comparison report
- D3.1 Protocol for Adapting SuDS systems for Climate Change
- D5.1 Socio-Economic Analysis Guidelines
- D6 Case Study
- WATCH Manual
Mobility Management and Driver Behaviour Research (MoDBeaR)
MoDBeaR is addressing issues related to mobility management in the context of climate change. The project is looking at questions such as:
- What do National Road Authorities in Europe mean by Mobility Management?
- Do they distinguish Mobility Management from Traffic Management?
- Which are the Policies and Mobility Management Measures currently in place ?
- How effective are the present Policies and Mobility Management Measures?
Project partners: ARUP (IE, Coordinator), Hasselt U (BE); Trivector (SE)
Final Conference, November 2018
The Final Conference of this programme took place on November 19-20, 2018, at the LEF Future Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The presentations from this conference are available via the links below.
Day One – Introductory Presentations
- Ten Years of Climate Change Research – Where are we?
- DeTECToR Project Overview
- WATCH Project Overview
- MODBEAR Project Overview
Day One – Parallel Workshops
- DeTECToR Workshop Presentation and Case Study from Germany
- WATCH Workshop Case Study – Flood Management in Ireland
- WATCH Workshop Project Case Study – Denmark
- MODBEAR Workshop Case Study – Mobility Management During Infrastructure Construction, Sweden
Day Two Presentations
- PIARC Activities on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
- Netherlands: Implementing CEDR Climate Change Adaptation Tools
- Poland: Adaptation to Climate Change for National Roads
- Ireland: Implementing CEDR Research into NRA’s Protocols, Guidelines and Standards – Road Drainage Design
- Sweden: Embedding Climate Change Into Procurement
- Germany – Climate impact assessment for federal trunk roads of Germany
- Ireland – Assessment and Management of Flooding Impacts to the Irish Road Network
- Ireland – Flood Foresight: Forecast and near-real time Flood Impact Assessment
- Netherlands – CEDR ROADAPT and FHWA Frameworks for Vulnerability Assessment in The Netherlands and Washington State
- Netherlands – Development of a Climate Adaptation Strategy for the InnovA58 Highway in the Netherlands
- Norway – Amendments to rules for design and practice to incorporate climate change