Building resilient roads

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Access disruptions on roads following a disaster can cause significant social and economic losses. Risk informed infrastructure investment is critical to ensure the construction and maintenance of resilient road networks.

Transportation systems play a critical role in maintaining supply chains for effective post-disaster recovery.
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2022
This report aims to help practitioners integrate climate resilience considerations into transport asset management and thus enhance climate resilience in the transport sectors of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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Taranda Dhank Road, carved into a mountain slope in Himachal Pradesh, India
India's transport sector is particularly exposed and vulnerable to the impacts of disasters. The fallout falls most heavily on vulnerable populations, hampering their access to economic opportunities, to education, healthcare and community interaction.
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Cello taxis in the flooded streets in China.
The growing density and connectivity of these networks make them more vulnerable to environmental shocks— heightened by a changing climate. So how exposed and vulnerable are transportation networks around the world?
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2022
This study provides the first global evaluation of both direct and indirect flood hazard impacts on road transportation networks.
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Transportation network
When disasters and extreme events cause the closure or damage of transportation networks, how can governments and planners ensure that communities have access to critical services and amenities crucial for their recovery, wellbeing, and cohesion?
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