FHWA Literature Review: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Adaptation Approaches

In 2008, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) commissioned a review of U.S. and international approaches to address global climate change adaptation as it relates to transportation. This literature review focuses on three major categories of activities: vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, and adaptation approaches. For each of these, an overview is provided, with sample frameworks or methodologies, and examples. For adaptation approaches, strategies are also provided by climate change impact. Throughout, resources and citations are available to relevant reports and research.

Ultimately, this information is to be used for a new risk assessment framework for the FHWA.


In order to maintain access to this website, we are linking to an archived version of the website saved on January 25, 2017. The original link can be found here: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/sustainability/resilience/publications/vulnerability_assessment/index.cfm.

Publication Date: July 24, 2009

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