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Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation
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This course provides in-depth understanding and hands on experience of using future climate scenarios from the UKCP09 and other international projections. The course can be tailored to specific sectors, and delegates may choose to specialise and attend:
The course outlines the main vulnerabilities, risks and likely impacts of climate change in a range of areas of the human, built and natural environments, and describes in detail, for a number of key areas, the assessment of impacts and engineering strategies for adaptation.
The risks and likely impacts of climate change in the human, natural and built environments are addressed, covering key aspects such as water resources, flooding, sea level rise and coasts, health, transport, infrastructure and cities. Engineering strategies for adaptation are then described in detail, so the delegate will learn not just how climate change will impact society, but also how we can respond. The delegate will be well equipped to assess, propose and apply sustainable adaptation strategies in a range of key infrastructure and environmental settings.
Upon completion of the course, delegates will have an understanding of:
Delegates will also have gained the following skills:
Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.
The course is ideal for professionals working in climate change adaptation either in local authorities, consultancies or risk management. The course covers science and theory through to practical implementation so would suit policy makers as well as practitioners.
We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £285, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8514) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.