From increasing air and water temperatures, rising sea levels and changes in seasonal precipitation, to extreme weather events such as storms, heatwaves and droughts, ports and waterways around the world are experiencing increasing pressures through changes to our climate

Climate change is recognised as a significant risk to business, operations, safety and infrastructure and hence to local, national and global economies. For many of our maritime clients, identifying measures to strengthen the resilience of their business to the effects of climate change and adapt to future operating conditions is a both a priority and a challenge. 

Adaptation is vital in reducing the risks of climate change impacts on our wellbeing, business and society as well as allowing us to take advantage of the opportunities a changing climate could provide.

At Royal HaskoningDHV, our Climate Change Experts are working with our Port Operations Experts to support clients in developing innovative solutions to the challenges of climate change.  We have experience of assessing the key risks and potential impacts arising from the changing climate and in identifying opportunities to build resilience through mitigation and adaptation strategies. Having contributed to the development of the PIANC WG178 Report on Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Ports and Inland Waterways (2020) and delivered a range of projects in line with the UKCIP (UK Climate Impacts Programme) risk-based approach to climate adaptation, we combine our policy expertise with practical application experience to support our clients across the globe.

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