Lookup NU author(s): Dr Claire Walsh,
Professor Richard Dawson
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Climate change can affect the performance of flood and coastal erosion risk management infrastructure (FCERMi) through a number of mechanisms. This review highlights that whilst it is well known that climate change can influence the performance of FCERMi in a number of ways, there is extremely poor quantitative understanding of the physical processes of time-dependent deterioration and the impact of changing loads (and the interactions between these) on the reliability of FCERMi. If FCERMi is to be more robust to future climate uncertainties, there is an urgent need for research to better understand these interactions in the long-term. This must be coupled with an updated approach to design and management that considers changes in extreme values, storm sequencing, spatial coherence, or more subtle impacts from changes in temperature, solar radiation and combinatorial affects.
Author(s): Sayers P, Walsh CL, Dawson RJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Infrastructure Asset Management
Online publication date: 16/05/2015
Acceptance date: 21/04/2015
ISSN (print): 2053-0242
ISSN (electronic): 2053-0250
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers Publishing
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