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FEHRL Scanning Tour 2016 Workshop on Infrastructure Resilience

FEHRL, ARRB in Australia, BASt in Germany, NPRA in Norway and IFSTTAR and CEREMA in France all taking part in 2016 Scanning Tour.

 

Click here or from the attachment below to get information about the FEHRL Scanning Tour 2016 Workshop on Infrastructure Resilience taking place on Friday 25th November 2016 from 2.30-6.00 pm at the Hanshin Expressway Company Limited in Osaka, Japan.  The workshop will include presentations by FEHRL and major Japanese companies involved with infrastructure resilience,as well as discussions/sharing of knowledge on technologies, key issues and challenges to ensuring the resilience of infrastructure subject to extreme events. Click here to see the agenda for the workshop.

FEHRL Scanning Tour 2016 to Japan and South Korea
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC , resilience refers to a system’s ability to anticipate, absorb and recover from a hazardous event in a timely and efficient manner. Ensuring that the infrastructure is resilient is of fundamental importance globally, particularly in the face of natural disasters, climatic challenges and security threats. Resilience also plays a key role in maximising the economic, social and environmental aspects of transport infrastructure and network operations.

In this context, the aims of the Scanning Tour to Japan and Korea in November 2016 are to:

  • Establish a dialogue in terms of the challenges that need to be faced if more resilient infrastructure is to be implemented
  • Establish mechanisms to share information and expériences
    Identify practical applications
  • Explore opportunities for future collaboration

The desired outcome is an improved understanding of how roads and associated infrastructure in Japan and Korea are managed in terms of the provision and maintenance of a resilient network. This will be achieved through visits to research facilities and companies responsible for the management of the road network.

Participants in the Scanning Tour are from FEHRL, as well as its member institutes ARRB in Australia, BASt in Germany, NPRA in Norway and IFSTTAR and CEREMA in France.

 

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