Participants of this webinar will gain a basic level of knowledge and awareness of main weather sensitivities on the road transportation sector. Examples of possible impacts that weather and climate can have on road transportation will be presented. Particular attention will be paid to understanding the sensitivity of road safety and winter road maintenance to variable weather. Case studies, as well as an overview of a Winter Severity Index tool developed for a Canadian winter road maintenance authority, will also be presented.
|Dr. Jean Andrey, Dean, Faculty of Environment, Professor, Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo
A faculty member at the University of Waterloo for 27 years, Dr. Andrey works in the transportation sector. Her research expertise spans a variety of fields including climate resilience, weather-transport interactions, natural hazards and risk assessment, as well as sustainable transportation.
|Lindsay Matthews, Transportation Researcher, Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo
Lindsay holds a B.ES and a M.ES in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo. Her research has focused on examining weather-transport interactions and transportation planning in the context of environmental change.
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