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Climate Resilient Roads Best Practices

Nov 27, 2023 - Dec 1, 2023

Overview This immersive workshop aims to provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to implement effective road engineering best management practices for climate resilience. Over the course of five days, participants will delve into the scientific understanding of climate change, explore its impacts on infrastructure, and gain practical insights into adaptation measures. The training program will cover a wide range of critical aspects in road engineering, including strategic planning, disaster response and recovery, infrastructure assessment, surfacing materials selection, hydrological considerations, drainage design, slope stabilization techniques, water quality protection, and environmentally sensitive road maintenance practices. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in interactive sessions, case studies, and field trips to enhance their understanding and practical application of climate-resilient road engineering concepts. IRF Global is now recognized as an approved training provider by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), a respected professional body that provides transportation professionals with recognition, support and business insights to accelerate their careers and influence the future of the sector.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the science behind climate change and its implications for infrastructure.
  • Identify the impacts of climate change, such as fires, floods, and landslides, on roads and highways.
  • Plan, respond, and recover effectively in the face of climate-related disasters.
  • Prioritize adaptation measures for infrastructure assessment and develop a roadmap for implementation.
  • Utilize remote sensing, LIDAR, and drones for disaster assessment and prevention.
  • Select appropriate roadway surfacing materials to enhance climate resilience.

Target Audience

  • Road Authorities & Operators
  • Road Design Consultants
  • Road Contractors
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Pavement design engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Materials engineers
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Mr. Keller is a highly experienced Geotechnical Engineer and Project/Program Manager, with an impressive career spanning several decades. He has made significant contributions to the U.S. Forest Service, where he has worked on numerous projects throughout his professional journey from 1972 until his retirement in late 2011.

Mr. Keller’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA, which he earned in 1968. Following his undergraduate studies, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for two years before pursuing further academic achievements. In 1972, he successfully obtained a Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, solidifying his expertise in the field. To add to his impressive qualifications, Mr. Keller holds active professional licenses as both a Civil Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer in the State of California. These credentials testify to his professional competence and dedication to maintaining high standards in his field of practice. [blank h=”30″] [/blank] [push h=”20″]


Alex Campbell is Director of Engineering Solutions for AnyWay Solutions, a global company specializing in providing advanced engineering solutions to road projects. He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) prior to graduate work in geochemistry at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and in pavement engineering at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He currently resides in Ontario, Canada, but travels throughout the developing world sharing his knowledge. His areas of expertise centers around pavement engineering and minimizing the environmental impact that road projects have on the environment through application of advanced satellite technology for road surveys, using locally available or recycled materials in road rehabilitation, and adopting a hands-on approach to solving pavement and road-related problems. He is a global expert on soil stabilization and is involved with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Low-Volume Roads Committee and the Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials Committee. Alex has worked in over 30 countries over the past 25 years on various road-related projects and is currently working in projects throughout Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Rwanda, Costa Rica, Israel, and the Philippines. He has published numerous papers, lectured, and given courses on various aspects of Pavement Engineering, Asset Management, and Soil Stabilization.


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