RailAdapt Workshop – Beijing Beijing, June 19th 20th 2017 - hosted by CR - China Railways

Context

RailAdapt is a UIC initiative aimed at keeping UIC Members informed and prepared, in support of national Adaptation Plans, UN agreements and EU encouragement to reduce risks and costs whilst improving railways’ resilience in the face of Climate Change. Indeed building resilience in transport has been given a boost since the United Nations climate negotiations in Paris (COP 21) and Marrakech (COP 22), where all of the world governments agreed to develop adaptation plans. Railways will play no small part in this.

UIC is supporting its members by arranging a series of fact-finding and briefing workshops during 2017. UIC is inviting members and other key stakeholders to share experience and outline what support railways have and will need from governments and investors to help make the case and secure funding for improving the resilience of rail services. The findings of the workshop will provide timely input to the reviewed EU strategy on Adaption and associated EU Staff Working Document due to be published in 2018.

For more details about RailAdapt, see the flyer http://www.uic.org/IMG/pdf/railadapt.pdf

Participants

regional asset engineers, local operations managers, senior national directors, responsible for long term planning, economics and finance or those interested in corporate risks.

Location

Beijing

Registration

Call for abstracts

UIC is inviting members and other key stakeholders to share experience and outline what support railways have and will need from governments and investors to help make the case and secure funding for improving the resilience of rail services.

The themes of the workshop will include:

Weather resilience experiences Challenges of coastal operation
Challenges of highland operation Micro-climate impacts
Rolling stock resilience Infrastructure resilience
Bridges and earthworks Asset vulnerabilities
Freight operations issues Multi-modal challenges
Urban and suburban rail Investment planning
Policy priorities Future climate information
National and international policy Safety and resilient operations
Future expectations of service Best practice approaches

Poster presentations will also be available in each of the themed discussion sessions and during the coffee and lunch breaks.
Your poster will be exhibited during the event. Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for authors to display the results and conclusions of their papers. Authors are invited to present their works face to face to individuals and small groups.

Abstracts of up to 300 words are now invited on any of the topics of the workshop, from which speakers and posters will be selected for the various sessions. Please submit your title and abstract through the form below.

On any of the topics of the workshop

Key dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 8th of May
Notification of acceptance: 29th May
Workshop: 19th-20th June