Installation Infrastructure Resilience

Built and natural infrastructure on military installations and lands face threats from long-term changes in climate and ocean conditions. In the future, there is the potential for changing sea levels and climate to increase both the severity and frequency of more acute conditions, such as those produced by extreme weather events. These threats can directly impact the availability of the installation to train and deploy the force. For example in 2018, Hurricanes Michael and Florence cost DoD a combined $6.6 billion (GAO). This technical session examined on-going research efforts to develop tools and approaches to improve DoD built and natural infrastructure resilience.

Session Chair: Dr. Kate White, ODASD (E&ER)
Introduction by Session Chair Dr. Kate White, ODASD (E&ER)
Installation Resilience: DoD Climate Adaptation Mr. Richard Kidd, ODASD (E&ER)
Assessing Installation Flood Exposure in a Changing Climate Mr. Joshua Melliger and Ms. Alicia Stenstrom, ODASD (E&ER)
Infrastructure Vulnerability and Resilience Inside and Outside the Fenceline Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, Naval Postgraduate School
Detection of Climatic Controls on Water Availability in Dryland Environments Dr. Michael Singer, University of California Santa Barbara
DoD Arctic Infrastructure - Advances to Address Impacts of the Warming Climate Mr. Kevin Bjella, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory - Engineering Research Development Center
Enhancing Community-Installation Resiliency Partnerships Mr. Daniel Glasson, DoD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation Military Installation Resilience Program

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