SRG Workshop on adaptation measures for resilient transport infrastructures: new materials and systems
On the 27th October, the FORESEE Stakeholder Reference Group organised the 2nd Workshop “Adaptation measures for resilient transport infrastructures New materials and systems” gathering 44 international experts, 35 members of the consortium and 1 representative from INEA.
During this meeting, participants shared knowledge and successful experiences in two sessions with another relevant topic to the ongoing research: increase resilience and safety while reducing risks and users’ risk perception both in railway and road infrastructures.
The webinar was divided in two sessions and the final roundtable to gather external experts animating further discussions. Main elements of the first session focussed on climate change mitigation, network vulnerability, flooding, slope drainage and stabilisation (flexible systems), protection systems (rock fall barriers) and computer simulations. The second session covered latest developments in permeable pavements and new flooding methodology offering an overview of sustainable drainage systems and their potential application in transport infrastructures.
Proving a valuable contribution through its continuous counsel to the consortium, SRG experts had the opportunity to further engage in the research exchanging views on the topic and preparing contributions to a dedicated questionnaire that will be submitted in the coming weeks.
The SRG´s involvement will intensify during the six demonstrations starting in 2021. It will also help to validate and facilitate the acceptation of the results thanks to its 120 stakeholders including several infrastructure owner and managers from public and private sectors. Concretely, coming events of the SRG will be the following:
• 4th SRG webinar (January 21st, 2021): measuring the resilience of, and prioritizing interventions for, road transport systems in practice, including some application to A16 highway in Italy)
• 3rd SRG workshop (March 18th, 2021): structural Health Monitoring (bridges, tunnels, slope protections, etc)
For further information about the FORESEE Stakeholders’ Reference Group, please contact Jesús Rodríguez (SRG Chairman).