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UTRC is pleased to partner with the UTC from Region 6, Tran-SET (Transportation Consortium of South Central States) to  present a webinar on Wednesday  September 19th.  A timely topic of interest to both of our regions,  "Transportation Infrastructure Resilience to Extreme Weather Events" will be presented.   Dr. Jon Miller of the Stevens Institute of Technology will represent UTRC discussing his research efforts on  impacts of sea storms due to climate change, realtime forecasting of flooding,  and living shorelines.  

See below for additional information and the registration link.  

Transportation Infrastructure Resilience 

to Extreme Weather Events 

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM (EST)

Free Registration:


Dr. Jon Miller
 Stevens Institute of Technology
Forecasting Flood Impacts to Transportation Infrastructure
This presentation covers a variety of topics, including current research at Stevens Institute of Technology on the impacts of sea storms due to climate change, realtime forecasting of flooding, as well as living shorelines.

Dr. Adolfo Matamoros 
University of Texas at San Antonio
Coastal Bridges under Hurricane Stresses along the Texas and Louisiana Coast
This study develops a high-resolution model capable of simulating the response of bridge structures to hydrodynamic loads for hurricane design conditions (i.e., surge height, wave height, and frequency) expected in the Texas-Louisiana coast. The model is calibrated using historical data from past hurricanes and used to evaluate the vulnerability of bridge structures on the Texas-Louisiana Coast.

I-70 Risk and Resiliency Pilot - Planning Ahead for a 
Stronger System 

Dr. Oana Ford Colorado DOT Ms. Lizzie Kemp Herrera Colorado DOT
The I-70 Risk and Resiliency Pilot (completed in early 2018) is a first-of-its kind approach, one meant to address vulnerabilities in Colorado's highway before they become a concern. 450 miles of I-70 from the Utah border to the Kansas border have been analyzed for the potential of future damage and closures from physical threats. It provides a quantitative, data-driven approach to quantifying risk and calculating benefit cost of alternative mitigation measures.

Mr. Robert Kafalenos 
FHWA Approaches for Addressing Resilience to Extreme Weather Events
This presentation focuses on the work of FHWA and its partners to address resilience to current and future extreme weather events at the project and planning scales, as well as through transportation asset management.

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