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Module

CEG8514 : Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Hayley Fowler
  • Lecturer: Dr Alistair Ford, Professor Chris Kilsby, Dr Oliver Heidrich, Dr Stephen Blenkinsop, Mr Vassilis Glenis, Professor Richard Dawson, Dr Elizabeth Lewis
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of the module is to outline the main risks and likely impacts of climate change in a range of areas of the human, built and natural environments. To describe in detail, for a number of key areas, the assessment of impacts and engineering strategies for adaptation.

This module addresses 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. Engineering strategies for adaptation are then described in detail, so the student will learn not just how climate change will impact society, but also how we can respond. The student will be well equipped to assess, propose and apply sustainable adaptation strategies in a range of key infrastructure and environmental settings.

Outline Of Syllabus

Key Vulnerabilities and Risk and frameworks for assessment;
Impacts and Adaptation – water resources;
Impacts and Adaptation – Flooding: Fluvial and pluvial , Sea level rise and coastal;
Impacts and Adaptation – Critical infrastructure;
Impacts and Adaptation –Food and agriculture, water-energy nexus;
Impacts and Adaptation –Heat, people and buildings;
Consolidation: Sustainable Cities: strategy, design and implementation.
Practicals: Climate change impact assessments – an industry perspective, considering how data and tools examined during the course may be applied in practice. Using climate information/data in impact studies. Adaptation planning (coursework)

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable