SC120005 - Understanding the Vulnerability of Man-made and Natural Defence Systems to Climate Change

Theme:Asset Management
Project status:Underway
Start date:07/01/2013
End date:30/11/2019
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OVERALL OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this work are:

- To develop our understanding of how vulnerable our asset systems (both man-made and natural) are to climate change.

- To develop theoretical, time variant deterioration profiles linked to likely future variable driving deterioration, e.g., changes in wetting/drying regimes, increases/decreases in groundwater pressures, loss of salt marsh due to sea level rise.

The scoping stage of the project is now complete and a scoping report has been produced. The report highlights the specific area of focus for the research. This includes a list of assets to review, a stakeholder engagement plan and a climate change baseline.