Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

An outline of the main vulnerabilities, risks and likely impacts of climate change, and a detailed description of the assessment of impacts and engineering strategies for adaptation in a number of key areas.

The course provides you with an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience of using future climate scenarios from the UKCP09 and other international projections.

You'll look at the risks and likely impacts of climate change in the human, natural, and built environments, covering key aspects such as water resources, flooding, sea level rise and coasts, health, transport, infrastructure, and cities. We'll describe in detail engineering strategies for adaptation. You'll learn how climate change will impact society, and how we can respond. You'll be well equipped to assess, propose and apply sustainable adaptation strategies in key infrastructure and environmental settings.

Organised around case studies of key cities or infrastructure, you're encouraged to propose your own case studies or locations in advance. You'll learn how to generate and apply scenarios for assessments of vulnerability and impacts and the development of climate change adaptation plans.

The course can be tailored to specific sectors, and you may choose to specialise and attend:

  • Days 1-3 Impacts and vulnerability - methodology, application of climate scenarios, natural environment, water resources, sea level rise
  • Days 3-5 Adaptation - infrastructure, heat waves, urban drainage, sustainable cities

Who is the course aimed at?

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.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course Dates

  • Monday 14 - Friday 18 May 2018
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Objectives and Outline

Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll have:

  • an understanding of the main societal and infrastructure vulnerabilities and risks of climate change
  • a good insight into the linked nature of risks to society and the necessity for integrated assessment and response
  • detailed technical knowledge of risks and engineering responses for key areas

You'll also be able to:

  • assess the likely impact and vulnerability of systems (or infrastructure components) to climate change
  • select and specify sustainable response and adaptation strategies for critical engineering systems
  • promote the use of sustainable engineering approaches with confidence and a thorough understanding

Course Outline

  • Key Vulnerabilities and Risk and frameworks for assessment
  • Impacts and Adaptation:
    • water resources
    • flooding - fluvial and pluvial, sea level rise and coastal
    • critical infrastructure
    • food and agriculture, water-energy nexus
    • heat, people and buildings
  • Consolidation: Sustainable Cities - strategy, design and implementation.
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Course Dates

  • Monday 14 - Friday 18 May 2018

Further Information

Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8514) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Update to Course Content

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.

Presenters

Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

Presenters

Newcastle University

School of Engineering

Fees

Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

Fees

  • Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation
    • 5 days: £1325
    • 4 days: £1060
    • 3 days: £795
    • 2 days: £530
    • 1 day: £265

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.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.