Further guidance on how to approach the design of airport infrastructure that is more resilient to climatic change is required. Efforts are underway both nationally and internationally to address identification of vulnerabilities and incorporating into planning documents; but there remains a gap in procedures to evaluate and determine design criteria for engineers and architects that may be more readily endorsed by funding agencies. Further, as communities implement new criteria (e.g., 500-year flood), the ability of the airport to incorporate the local criteria into designs will need to be accepted by these same funding agencies.
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Idea No. 275