Climate Adaptation Engineering

Climate Adaptation Engineering

Climate Adaptation Engineering for cities and coasts

Invited Speakers

Opening Speaker:

Ms Benedikte Jensen, First Assistant Secretary, Adaptation and Science Division, Department of Environment

Plenary Speaker:

Professor John Thwaites, Chair, Australian Building Codes Board: “ABCB Policy paper on Climate Change Adaptation”


Keynote Speakers:

Mr Mark Baker-Jones, Special Council, DLA Piper, Australia “Will a failure to consider climate change result in project failure: a message from the courts”

Dr Gerard P.J. Dijkema, Associate Professor of Energy & Industry, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft, Netherland “Infrastructure Networks Climate Adaptation and Hotspots – Overview of and lessons from the INCAH project”

Prof Alan O’Connor, Trinity College Dublin “Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in Response to Extreme Weather”

Dr Sandra Schuster, Climate and Disaster Risk Analyst, East Asia and the Pacific Region, Independent Consultant “Natural Hazards and Insurance – is disaster resilience futile?”


Invited Speakers:

Dr Brian Ashe, Director, Australian Building Codes Boards “An Investigation of Possible National Construction Code Adaptation Measures for Climate Change”

Mr Kevin Hennessy, Leader of Climate Adaptation Flagship: Pathways to Adaptation, CSIRO “Climate Change Projections for Risk Assessment” 

Mr Michael Nolan, Global Technical Leader, AECOM “Applying Climatic Risk to Major Projects – justifying and prioritising investment”

Ms Kushla Munro, Assistant Secretary, Domestic Adaptation Branch, Department of the environment.

Prof Mark G Stewart, the University of Newcastle “Risk and Economic Assessment of Climate Adaptation Strategies for Built Infrastructure”

Prof Xiaoming Wang, Leader of Sustainable Cities and Coasts, CSIRO An Overview of Research Approaches to Understand Climate Change Impact on Built Assets and Develop Adaptation in Practices”


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Fast Facts

Where: Melbourne, Australia
Venue: Hotel Windsor
When: 29-31 October 2013
Deadline for abstracts: 7 July 2013

Key dates:

Call for abstracts: 1 January 2013
Registration opens: 1 March 2013
Extension to deadline for abstracts: 7 July 2013

Acceptance of presentation: 31 July 2013
Early bird registration ends: 9 September 2013
Conference: 29-31 October 2013


For further details please contact Celia Torres-Villanueva at