Critical Infrastructure (CI) play a vital role in modern communities. Destruction or failure of critical infrastructure can disrupt the smooth functioning of society, with negative impacts on our ability to continue in our daily activities; well-being; and security. Climate related hazards (e.g. floods, storms, extreme precipitation, wildfires etc.) have the potential to destroy or substantially disrupt the effective operation of European CI. With projected climate change, the frequency and intensity of climate related hazards will likely increase impacting even further on critical infrastructures and its services.
The main aim of the H2020 project EU-CIRCLE (A pan-European framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change – GA 653824) is the development of a framework and set of tools that will enhance the resilience of interconnected Critical Infrastructure Networks to climate hazards and support climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
The EU-CIRCLE consortium is honoured to invite you to take part (www.eu-circle.eu) in a workshop dedicated to demonstrating and discussing the results of the project’s Dresden case study related to the impacts of flooding to infrastructures. The workshop will take place on 29th of August 2018 in the conference room of Fraunhofer IVI (Zeunerstraße 39, Dresden/Germany) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Topics of the workshop include, amongst others:
– Current state of project EU-CIRCLE
– Presentation of modelling tools developed in EU-CIRCLE
– Results from the case study in Dresden and from other case studies in other regions
– Local and regional approaches to improve climate change resilience
– Presentation of further projects in the area of resilience research and discussion of potential synergies.
Invited participants to the workshop include local and regional stakeholders in the area of flood protection, disaster relief, operators of critical infrastructures, representatives from administrations (City of Dresden, State ministries, neighboring counties) and scientists related to resilience research.
The workshop will include a social programme which will facilitate networking and exchange of knowledge between participants. This will include a social dinner in the city centre, starting 8 p.m. on Tuesday 28th of August and a tour of Dresden on board an old steam boat on Wednesday, 29th of August., starting 7 p.m.. The boat trip will be in the direction of Pillnitz, thereby crossing the case study area! Participation in these events is covered by the project.
We look forward to welcoming you to our workshop and our evening events. Please RSVP by 17th August 2018 to the coordinator Dr. Athanasios Sfetsos (email@example.com) or the local organiser Dr. Ralf Hedel (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further information or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
The EU-CIRCLE consortium