On the 22nd November, a first milestone for FORESEE has been achieved after the official publication of the CEN Workshop agreement CWA 17819:2021 ‘Guidelines for the assessment of resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events’.
The continuous support and interest from several organisations, both from railways and road sectors, has successfully contributed to quickly reach the final objective. Improving infrastructure resilience in case of extreme events represents a strategic priority for infrastructure managers especially now when climate change consequences are clearly visible, and cybersecurity represents a main problem in a more digitalised Europe.
Through these months, the working group chaired by ETH Zurich and coordinated by UNE (Spanish CEN/CENELEC member) prepared the document adding amendments presented by different parties involved including representatives from the FORESEE consortium, public administrations, research, industry and other standardization bodies (26 members from Europe and 3rd countries, and EC as observer).
Discussions have been carried during four meetings finalising in September when the final text was approved. The guidelines contained in the CEN Workshop will be used to determine:
- How to measure the resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events.
- How to set targets for resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events