The objective of this research programme is to gain insight into the effects of climate change on the Dutch transport, energy and drinking water infrastructures, and to develop robust strategies to allow these networks to maintain their function, adapting to the effects of climate change (read more). The Consortium will bring together and further develop knowledge from multiple domains to
- Establish how climate change will impact the different infrastructures
- Elucidate the physical effects of climate change on subsoil behaviour and its impact on infrastructure components such as roads, tunnels, water services and power cables
- Construct models to simulate the effects on the operation of infrastructures, i.e. the reliability, availability, capacity and socio-economic productivity
- Adopt a network perspective and explore how we can avoid congestion, service interruption, system breakdown and systemic crisis through reinforcing effects rippling through interconnected infrastructures by network design and asset management strategies.