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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
COST Action TU1202: Impact of climate change on engineered slopes for infrastructure
Year:2012
Research Areas
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Abstract
 There is an urgent need to assess the risks posed by climate change on our already ageing infrastructure and to plan adaptations that both increase safety and reduce the cost of repairs. Engineered slopes (cuttings, embankments, flood defences) are a critical component of this infrastructure. Many of these slopes are now exhibiting excess deformation, which are threatening the serviceability of the infrastructure and dwellings nearby and causing delays and subsequent economic loss to European industry and the general public, while posing a safety hazard. The aim of the proposed COST Action is to build a coalition of researchers equipped to address the challenges of engineered slope infrastructure resilience and adaptation to climate change. This group will develop collective understanding, share techniques, facilities and data, and work jointly in disseminating results across the EU and to asset owners. Ultimately, the proposed COST action will enable infrastructure asset owners to make evidence based investment and adaptation decisions to improve resilience and safety.
International
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Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
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Participants
  • Director: Fernando Rodriguez Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: No seleccionado
  • Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción
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