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NCHRP 20-44(44) [Anticipated]

Implementation of the research results of NCHRP Project 15-61: “Applying Climate Change Information to Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design of Transportation Infrastructure”
[ NCHRP 20-44 (NCHRP Implementation Support Program) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $130,000
Staff Responsibility: Sid Mohan
Fiscal Year: 2022

This project has been tentatively selected and a project statement (request for proposals) is expected to be available on this website. The problem statement below will be the starting point for a panel of experts to develop the project statement.

NCHRP Project 15-61 developed a proposed AASHTO Design Practices Guide of national scope that provides hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) engineers with tools needed to amend current practice to account for future climate change. The guide addresses potential effects of climate change such as sea level rise and extreme rainfall events on H&H project and programmatic design and will aid inland H&H and coastal engineers responsible for the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of transportation infrastructure to prepare for these effects. The guide provides a comprehensive framework for considering and, where appropriate, incorporating climate change into inland hydrology and coastal analyses.

In support of the deployment of this Guide, this implementation project will:

  1. Develop presentation materials tailored to specific conferences or seminars.
  2. Conduct a workshop at the 2022 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference in August 2022.
  3. Conduct one or two additional workshops at hydraulics and hydrology conferences and meetings.
  4. Conduct as many as 7 in-person or virtual seminars for a single DOT or a regional group of DOTs.
  5. Prepare a final report that documents the results of the project and provides all presentation media.

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