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Increasing Climate Resilience of Urban Infrastructure

15 - 17 January 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fully sponsored by the Newton Fund/British Council Researcher Links scheme, a workshop on Increasing Climate Resilience of Urban Infrastructure will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 15-17 January 2018. The workshop will focus on setting the foundations for a sustainable, long-term science and technology partnership between Malaysia and the UK on climate change and sustainability with a particular focus on developing climate resilient solutions to the geotechnical elements of urban infrastructure. The workshop aims to establish links between climate science and engineering practice by involving both climate scientists and engineering practitioners and researchers in the workshop to participate, share and engage knowledge and experiences with one another on incorporating climate risk into project design, taking cognisance of sustainability, affordability and appropriate technology aspects. The workshop aims also to initiate a process to introduce climate risk management through appropriate design principles into the national planning and funding cycle.