Built and natural infrastructure on military installations and lands face threats from long-term changes in climate and ocean conditions. In the future, there is the potential for changing sea levels and climate to increase both the severity and frequency of more acute conditions, such as those produced by extreme weather events. These threats can directly impact the availability of the installation to train and deploy the force. For example in 2018, Hurricanes Michael and Florence cost DoD a combined $6.6 billion (GAO). This technical session examined on-going research efforts to develop tools and approaches to improve DoD built and natural infrastructure resilience.

Session Chair: Dr. Kate White, ODASD (E&ER)

Introduction by Session Chair

Dr. Kate White, ODASD (E&ER)

Installation Resilience: DoD Climate Adaptation

Mr. Richard Kidd, ODASD (E&ER)

Assessing Installation Flood Exposure in a Changing Climate

Mr. Joshua Melliger and Ms. Alicia Stenstrom, ODASD (E&ER)

Infrastructure Vulnerability and Resilience Inside and Outside the Fenceline

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, Naval Postgraduate School

Detection of Climatic Controls on Water Availability in Dryland Environments

Dr. Michael Singer, University of California Santa Barbara

DoD Arctic Infrastructure - Advances to Address Impacts of the Warming Climate

Mr. Kevin Bjella, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory - Engineering Research Development Center

Enhancing Community-Installation Resiliency Partnerships

Mr. Daniel Glasson, DoD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation Military Installation Resilience Program