Climate Resilient Infrastructure

Climate impacts present significant risks to infrastructure across the U.S. Many of our older built systems have not been designed to withstand the increasing effects of a changing climate, such as higher average temperatures, and severe storms, floods and wildfires. There is a growing need for more sustainable, climate-ready infrastructure with resilience embedded in its planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance.

Governments and funders are increasingly asking project developers to assess the climate-related impacts of infrastructure projects and integrate climate change into planning and design.


Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Assessments

WSP applies technical and nationally-recognized frameworks to assess climate risks and resilience across various asset classes. We tailor the infrastructure risk assessment to specific client needs and conduct risk assessments at the asset, portfolio, municipal or regional level.


Identify Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Solutions

Our experts can determine cost-effective solutions to manage climate-related risks and vulnerabilities identified for your assets. We can help you compare the effectiveness and cost savings of different options so you can choose the most beneficial solutions.


Low-carbon Infrastructure and Building Design

We design high-performing buildings and infrastructure that reduce GHG emissions and minimize climate-related risks. We provide innovative, multi-benefit solutions that integrate climate adaptation and mitigation measures, while also improving environmental and community health.

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Mainstreaming Climate Risks and Resilience into Infrastructure Planning

WSP develops frameworks — such as the Adaptation Decision-making Assessment Process (ADAP) we created in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration — that incorporate scenario planning, risk management and resilience throughout the full infrastructure project lifecycle.

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