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The Infrastructure & Climate Network (ICNet) is a network of over 50 academics, students, and practitioners who are dedicated to accelerating climate science and engineering research in the Northeastern United States. ICNet focuses on climate change and sea level rise impacts and adaptation for sustainable bridges, roads, and transportation networks.  ICNet was established in October 2012 with support from the National Science Foundation.

ICNet Spring 2015 Webinars

ICNet's Webinar Series continues this spring with presentations on Infrastructure and Climate Change.
Bridge design, dynamic downscaling for civil engineers, climate change and resiliency are topics covered in the spring series.

Tuesday, June 16, 2- pm ET
NIST Community Resilience Program

The presentation will provide an overview of the NIST Community Resilience Program, with an emphasis on the recently released Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems and opportunities for engagement with the NIST program through the Disaster Resilience Standards Panel. The presentation will also describe NIST’s research in the field of Community Resilience and expected outcomes.

Stephen Cauffman is currently the Lead for Disaster Resilience within the Engineering Laboratory, NIST. He is responsible for convening the diverse body of stakeholders to develop a community-centric Disaster Resilience Framework for buildings and infrastructure lifelines and to produce Model Resilience Guidelines, initially focused on critical buildings and lifelines, to improve the way that communities prepare for, resist, respond to, and recover from disruptive events such as natural hazards.

Additionally: The Community Resilience Planning Guide is available on the NIST website as a draft for public comment. We encourage people to take the opportunity to review and comment on the document. The public comment period closes on June 26. The link to our website where the planning guide and comment form is posted is: http://www.nist.gov/el/building_materials/resilience/guide.cfm

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