FORESIGHT SESSION 3. "ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE - WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW RESILIENT ARE WE?"

Oct. 7, Monday. 08:00-11:30

Conference Room A

Chair: Ms. Anne-Marie LECLERC, Assistant Deputy Minister for Engineering and Infrastructure, First Delegate to PIARC, Honorary President of PIARC, Canada-Quebec

Resilience is one of the key concepts to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure, including roads and transportation networks in both developing and developed countries. Various factors have significant impacts on road infrastructure and its function, e.g., natural and human-made disasters, climate change and extreme weather, and ageing of the structure. Their impacts have been increasing as never before. Even if it is inevitable to suspend or partially restrict the functions of road infrastructure in a crisis, road administrators are required to restore them as soon as possible. This foresight session aims to invite specialists, experts and practitioners on road infrastructure resilience, to exchange their views, and share the latest information with the audience.

Opening and Introduction

• Ms. Anne-Marie LECLERC, Assistant Deputy Minister for Engineering and Infrastructure, First Delegate to PIARC, Honorary President of PIARC, Canada-Quebec

• Mr Keiichi TAMURA, Chair, PIARC TC E.3 Disaster Management, Japan

Part 1

Adaptation and Resilience Measures on Road Infrastructure in Iberoamerica
• Mr. Roberto AGUERREBERE SALIDO, Director-General of the Maxican Institute of Transportation, Strategic Theme Coordinator and First Delegate of Mexico in PIARC, Mexico

How Research and Innovation can Enhance the Resilience of Road Infrastructure
• Mr. Thierry GOGER, Secretary-General, FEHRL, Belgium

Disaster and Risk Management toward Resilient Road Infrastructure in Indonesia
• Mr. Taufik WIDJOYONO, President, Indonesian Road Development Association, Indonesia

Road Infrastructure Resilience during Natural and Man-made Disasters
• Mr. Jörg FINGER, Group Manager, Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Germany

Discussion

Break 09:30 - 10:00

Part 2

Road Resilience - A whole of Government Approach
• Mr Ashok KUMAR, Senior Highway Engineer, World Bank, India

Guidelines for a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Climate Adaptation and Resilience for Rural Road Infrastructure in Africa
• Mr Nkululeko LETA, Deputy Team Leader and Infrastructure Research Manager of the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP), United Kingdom

Scenario of an Accident in a Motorway - The Operating Protocol as an Answer
• Mr. Sabato FUSCO, Chief Technical Officer, Venetian Motorway Concessions, Italy

Some Views on the Resilience Approach Adopted to Norwegian Public Roads
• Ms. Gordana PETKOVIC, Principal Engineer, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway

Discussion

Wrap-up and Closing

• Mr. Jürgen KRIEGER, Chair, PIARC TC E.1 Adaptation Strategies/Resiliency, Germany

• Ms. Anne-Marie LECLERC, Assistant Deputy Minister for Engineering and Infrastructure, First Delegate to PIARC, Honorary President of PIARC, Canada-Quebec