The Infrastructure Working Group is compiling resources, tools, and opportunities for learning about climate change practices in the infrastructure sector.
American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCE has adopted a policy position emphasizing the need to consider climate change in civil engineering project design. Additionally, ASCE’s national Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, formed in 2011, evaluates the technical requirements and civil engineering challenges for adapting to a changing climate.
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
Envision, a project rating program developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) offers a comprehensive approach to evaluating infrastructure sustainability, specifically addressing climate change impacts.
Infrastructure and Climate Network
The Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet) is a network of over 60 academics, students, and practitioners who are dedicated to accelerating climate science and engineering research in the Northeastern United States. The ICNet focuses on climate change and sea level rise impacts and adaptation for sustainable bridges, roads, and transportation networks. The ICNet was established in October 2012 with support from the National Science Foundation. Data, publications, and video meeting links are open to practicioners worldwide.
Water Utility Climate Alliance
Water Utility Climate Alliance was developed to collect and distribute climate change impact information specifically related to the water and wastewater utility industry. Several publications and webinars are available on their website.
Project Drawdown provides a comprehensive evaluation of greenhouse gas reduction actions.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) provides a one-stop feed for Infrastructure Resilience and Energy/Greenhouse Gas Emissions resources. Their website also offers a Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation State-by-State Interactive Map showing DOT activity.