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ICE teams up with Americans and Canadians for resilience summit

Global climate initiative

The ICE, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) – are holding a summit on resilience and growth for the world’s future cities.

The Civil Engineering Triennial Summit 2015, takes place between 9 and 10 December at the ICE’s Great George Street headquarters in London.

It is timed to follow the 2015 Paris Climate Conference which started this week. The Paris conference, also known as COP21, will aim to agree legally binding and universal climate change targets, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

At the London summit, the three organisations, which represent a total of 300,000 members, will discuss a global engineering response to the challenge posed by climate change. It will share best practice on adaptation projects around the world, findings from leading academic studies, and the latest climate change and demographic models to enable informed, sustainable risk management decisions.

The summit will also discuss approaches to funding, skills and diversity gaps and how ensure that resilience is built into infrastructure, the public consciousness and political decision making.

“The new reality of extreme weather events, population surges and resource scarcity is highly complex and uncertain,” said ICE director of engineering knowledge Nathan Baker. “Unanimous research suggests that the earlier cities begin to future proof the better the end results will be.

“There is no better time for these three global institutions to unite - to share knowledge, drive forward solutions, and ensure that we are well equipped for the challenges ahead.”

To attend the Civil Engineering Triennial Summit 2015 or find out more, click here.



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