WEBINAR: Infrastructure Resilience Under Climate Uncertainty
Join Dr. Costa Samaras in a discussion about how infrastructure managers, engineers, researchers, and policymakers can manage uncertainty and ensure climate-safe infrastructure systems for the 21st century and beyond.
Characterizing infrastructure vulnerability to climate change is essential given the long asset lives, criticality of services delivered, and high costs of upgrading and maintaining these systems.
Dr. Costa Samaras is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Samaras’s research spans energy, climate change, automation, and defence analysis, and he directs the Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation.
He assesses how technology, policy, and infrastructure system designs affect energy use, system resilience to climate change impacts, economic and equity outcomes, and life cycle environmental emissions and other externalities under uncertainty.
He currently serves as the Chair of the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate and is also an adjunct senior researcher at the RAND Corporation.