Spatial Planning & Infastructure - Critical Infrastructure - Adaptation for Climate Change - Nov. 17, 2009

It is now widely recognised that Ireland must adapt to the impacts of climate change. The engineering profession will play a central role in identifying the climate change challenges facing us across the island, and in proposing and implementing appropriate and cost-effective adaptation measures. This report focuses on the key adaptation strategies needed for critical infrastructure, specifically: energy supply, water services and flood alleviation. Our aim is to ensure that the engineering profession contributes fully in formulating policy and in planning for the potentially dramatic developments expected over the coming century.