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NEWSLETTER N°81

August 2019

Our Newsletter is published in English, French and Spanish.

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EDITORIAL

Dear readers,

Road operators all over the world face increasing and more severe climate events and natural disasters. As a consequence, they need to mitigate negative impacts and design ways to adapt and improve the resilience of transport systems, while operating under tight budget constraints. This is a huge challenge. Over the last 20 years, the reported economic losses due to extreme weather events has risen by 151 % compared to the 1978-1998 period, reaching USD 2,25 billion (UNISDR, 2017). At the same time, global investments needed for roads are insufficient, estimated to USD 34 trillion between 2016 and 2040 while the current trend of investments for this period does not exceed USD 26 trillion (Global Infrastructure Hub, G20)

At the World Road Association, we have identified resilience as a defining issue, which calls for a uniform and holistic approach...

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Claude Van Rooten,

President

IN BRIEF

The detailed programme of the Abu Dhabi 2019 Congress is available online! 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6-10 October 2019

Consult the Congress programme, including the technical programme; the introductory reports to the sessions; the individual papers selected by the Technical Committees and Task Forces from the proposals received following the call for papers... They are accessible to all.

>> Access the programme!

#PIARCWRC2019 Spotlights 

PIARC experts explain why it is important to register for the largest event in the road sector to discuss road transport practices and policies.

Available in English, français, español, italiano, deutsch, 한국어,日本語, русский, Svenska.

>> Discover it here

Discover the latest publications of the 2016 - 2019 PIARC work cycle 

They are available in one or more of the Association's three working languages, French, English and Spanish, and are published after a meticulous validation and quality control exercise.

Stay tuned, many more will be available soon!

>> Consult the reports here

Ibero-American Seminar on Road Asset Management: Tools for its Implementation 

August 14-16, 2019, Querétaro, Mexico

Organized by PIARC, the Secretariat of Communications and Transport of Mexico (SCT), the Council of Road Directors of Iberia and Latin America (DIRCAIBEA) and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), this seminar aimed to exchange on the latest methods of road management as set out in the PIARC Road Asset Management Manual. The presentations were made by members of the Ibero-American Working Group of the Association's Technical Committee D.1 (IWG D.1). This group was set up under the auspices of PIARC itself and DIRCAIBEA.

>> Consult the Road Asset Management Manual

NEWS OF OUR NETWORK

"Let's act on road traffic noise", a new PIARC web page 

How does traffic noise affect people's lives? How many people are exposed to traffic noise? What will the traffic look like where I live? What is the role of road agencies in reducing road traffic noise?

Discover all the answers on the page developed by Technical Committee E.2 "Environment Considerations in Road Projects and Operations" of PIARC.

>> Visit the website

#PIARC ON SOCIAL MEDIA

PUBLICATIONS

The Snow and Ice Data Book 2018 

The SIDB features a consistent format, with the same sequence of chapters contributed by each country. This document successfully provides an overview of winter maintenance practices across 28 countries.

>> Consult the technical report

Connected vehicles - Challenges and opportunities for road operators 

The reports provide some best practices based on the experience from existing deployments.

That experience shows that the best way to start with C-ITS is to start small and to learn by doing...

>> Consult the technical report

Security of Road Infrastructure 

TF C.1 concentrated on "security of infrastructure, transported goods and persons". This decision was based on the experience that, despite the occurrence of incidents taking advantage of the layout and design [...]

>> Consult the technical report

COMING EVENTS

PIARC Events

26th World Road Congress 

06-10 October 2019
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

PIARC will be there

99th Annual Meeting of the TRB 

12-16 January 2020
Washington (United States)

PIARC National Committees

VI Warmian-Masurian Forum Road "Safe Roads of the Future"

Mikolajki (Poland)
September 22-24th, 2019

12th Uruguay Winter Road Congress

Montevideo (Uruguay)
September 25-27, 2019

>> Find all the events in the calendar! 

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