Washington, DC USA | December 9-13, 2019
New Course

Resilient Infrastructure by Design
Access to all-weather roads and transport services has become so woven into the fabric of communities and economic development that service disruptions can have far-reaching implications for entire communities, especially in the developing world. A transport system that cannot withstand the emerging impacts of climate change will prove an increasing burden.
This certified training course is designed to provide a methodical overview of climate change mitigation strategies and emergency response management. Participants will be guided through various processes aimed at conducting thorough risk preparedness assessments and the associated remedial measures. Throughout the course, the issue of successful engagement with impacted residents will be addressed.

Course Outcomes
  • Understand the impact of Climate Change on Transportation
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  • Learn Low Cost Solutions for Rural Roads and how to apply in your country .
  • Understand how to plan, prepare and respond to Emergencies in your country
  • Develop a plan to address Climate Change in your country
  • Learn methods to communicate an effective message
  • Learn methods to assess risks and set priorities for Infrastructure
Course Instructors

Gordon Rex Keller, PE, GE

Recent professional experience has included conducting over 50 Low-Volume Roads Engineering Best Practices lectures and training courses (one to five days long) worldwide over the past 10 years. Training and project experiences have included storm damage repair work in Central America after Hurricane Mitch and in the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Georges. Roads Natural Hazard Vulnerability Reduction training has been conducted in most countries of Central America for OAS. Rural roads design and environmental analysis training courses have been presented throughout Central America, Mexico, South America, Haiti, Africa, Australia, China, India, and the Western Pacific, working for World Bank, IADB, International Road Federation, US Agency for International Development, Pan-American Highway Institute, Rainforest Alliance, TNC, Brazilian Forest Service, Mexican Transportation Institute, VicForests, India National Institute of Technology, Universities, and other groups or partners of the USDA, Forest Service Office of International Programs.

Michael Avery

Michael Avery is recognized as an international expert in improving Transportation Organizations and Systems. He has first hand experiences from over 25 years of service in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. He has improved Transportation Organizations/Systems to focus on performance, results and service. Mr Avery has first hand experience with Emergencies and impacts of Climate Change caused by rising sea levels, Hurricanes, Earthquakes and devastating fires. Mr Avery served in senior positions in both private companies and government agencies. He currently works in the US Department of Transportation. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the International "Committee of Ethical Practice" of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  
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