J. Rolf Olsen, Senior Lead for Climate, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315,,


Part of: Adapting Infrastructure and Civil Engineering Practice to a Changing Climate


The purpose of this white paper is to: foster understanding and transparency of analytical methods necessary to update and describe climate, including possible changes in the frequency and intensity of weather and extreme events, and for planning and engineering design of the built and natural environments; identify (and evaluate) methods to assess impacts and vulnerabilities caused by changing climate conditions on the built and natural environments; promote communication of best practices in civil engineering practice for addressing uncertainties associated with changing development and conditions at the project scale, including climate, weather, extreme environments and the nature and extent of the built and natural environments.

Subject Headings: Climates | Uncertainty principles | Project management | Natural frequency | Engineering profession | Disasters and hazards | Climate change


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