This webinar will focus on socio-economic considerations relevant to engineering for climate change adaptation, including resilience planning to help increased adaptative capacity pre- and post-disruptive events. Socio-economic considerations that are inherent in policies need to be developed in a way that natural and human (including engineered) systems can be managed and developed in tandem. Stakeholders across geographies and functionalities need to be brought together to enable sustainable system level functions. While the complexity of these challenges may appear staggering, novel tools and solutions have become available in recent years. These include machine learning and spatiotemporal data sciences for climate science, network science and infrastructures for interdependent lifeline networks, as well as participatory and agent-based models for multi-stakeholder policy. Webinar #3 in this series will discuss these traditional and emerging challenges as well as the corresponding hybrid solutions that blend existing disciplinary knowledge with novel technologies and planning processes, especially at the community level.


Jennifer Helgeson

Series Information

This second series of virtual events will continue exploring the 2021 ASCE publication, “The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States’ Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.” The publication, and the event series, explore both the vulnerability of the United States’ infrastructure to current weather and climate extremes and the fragility of these systems in the face of climate change.
The publication was released in Fall of 2021 and is now available from the ASCE Library. Series 2 offers three sessions focusing on Analysis, Design, and Social and Economic Considerations.

Series 2: Schedule-At-A-Glance