The DeTECToR (Decision-support Tools for Embedding Climate change Thinking on Roads) consortium, led by TRL, are holding a project workshop on 4th April 2017 at the Diamant Conference and Business Centre in Brussels. Attendees of the free all-day workshop will discuss the types of information and guidance road operators need to make informed decisions on climate change and embed this in their operations and procurement processes. This is an opportunity for road operators to shape the tools and guidance produced by the project, so that they provide the right information in the most suitable format.

The workshop has been arranged to align with FIRM 2017 (5th -7th April at the same venue) so that attendees can attend both events.

For more information about the project or to register for the workshop please contact the DeTECToR Coordinator Dr Sarah Reeves (sreeves@trl.co.uk).

About DeTECToR

DeTECToR was commissioned through the CEDR Transnational Research Programme. The two year project will produce practical tools and guidance documents, enabling road operators to better integrate climate change considerations in decision making and procurement. These include a risk assessment and cost-benefit tool that will enable the assessment of the cost-effectiveness of different adaptation actions. Also a self-assessment tool to identify areas of operation where additional actions to address climate change mitigation and adaptation could be employed.

In order to tailor the tools and guidance to meet the needs of European road operators the consortium are holding a workshop for national road administration staff working in areas such as asset management, procurement and economic appraisal. 

 

 

The DeTECToR consortium consists of six partners; TRL (UK), Alfen Consult (Germany), Heller Ingenieurgesellschaft (Germany), Climate and Environment Consulting Potsdam (Germany), The Road and Bridge Research Institute (IBDiM) (Poland) and  AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) (Austria). They are supported by two third parties UBIMET (Austria) and The German Weather Service (DWD) (Germany).

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