Climate Resilience and Adaptation for Rural Roads

Find out how planners and road designers can manage the effect of climate change and extreme weather on rural roads. We already know that climate change is having a significant impact on temperature, rainfall and wind speed. Planners, designers and managers of rural road infrastructures must keep up-to-date with the nature of these changes. This includes understanding the likelihood of occurrence, as well as the implications on the financing, design, and maintenance of these roads in the future.

Course syllabus:

  1. The Impact on the socio-economic situation of those reliant on low volume rural roads

  2. How the changing climate affects the impact of the design

  3. How the design, construction and maintenance of low volume rural roads can be modified to increase their climate resilience