The climate change adaptation frameworks and risk assessment methodologies WSP delivered resulted in our gaining a more precise knowledge of using and applying climate data. We are now able to integrate risk assessments directly into business values and targets and align them with embedded management systems. This makes it easier for staff to adopt, understand, implement, and take ownership of the risk assessment process - therefore making the process for building resilience more effective, workable, and successful.
Having evolved the climate change adaptation framework developed for the Highways Agency (2007-2008) for the airport sector, our methodologies are demonstrably flexible and easily updated for other industry sectors. Not only do we deliver the process for preparing infrastructure assets and operations for climate change impacts, we are also able to supply engineering solutions on the ground.
The information in our report was submitted to Defra in 2012 and subsequently used, along with other adaptation reports, to form the U.K. Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA). The U.K. CCRA sets out the framework for the U.K. to adapt for climate change, and is the first in a five year cycle of updates. It sets out the main priorities for adaptation in the U.K. and describes the policy context and action already in place to tackle some of the risks in each area. The next phase is for the U.K. government to undertake another round of reporting in 2017, and we are well-placed to support our clients with meeting any new requirements and criteria.
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