3-Day Workshop in Lisbon

A 3-day workshop will be organized in Lisbon, in September 26-28, to discuss the impact of climate change on the health of bridges. It includes scientific meetings, a seminar, and a roundtable, namely:

26th: Scientific Meetings to discuss the case study
27th (9-13h): Seminar
27th (15-17h): Roundtable with the main Portuguese bridge authorities

  • “Analyzing climate change impacts on infrastructure in Sweden”, Lund University, Amro Nasr
  • “IP’s Bridges and Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Strategy”, Infraestruturas de Portugal, Sérgio Pereira, Paulo Melo, and Luísa Soares
  • “Achievements and challenges in the long-term performance of prestressed concrete bridges, including the impact of climate changes – the case study of the Lezíria Bridge”, Brisa – Autoestradas de Portugal, Hélder Sousa e Cláudia Onofre

28th: Scientific Meetings

The main findings of this workshop will be summarized and published in the form of an international publication.

A Road for Adaptation of Bridges to Climate Change

Seminar: Auditorium Agostinho da Silva, Lusófona University | September 27, 2022 | Lisbon, Portugal | Public and free access

This seminar intends to bring together experts from the bridge engineering field and academia, climatologists, bridge authorities, and decision makers to understand the impacts of climate change on the health of bridges and to propose cost-effective adaptation strategies.

9:00 – 9:30
Presentation of ClimaBridge Project
Elói Figueiredo, Full Professor
Faculdade de Engenharia, Lusófona University

Part I
Moderators: Luís O. Santos (LNEC), Ionut Moldovan (UL), and Emrah Erduran (OsloMet)

9:30 – 10:00
What we do know about climate change in Portugal
Filipe Duarte Santos, Full Professor and Researcher
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

10:00 – 10:30
IP’s Bridges and Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Strategy
Sérgio Pereira, Paulo Melo, and Luísa Soares
Infraestruturas de Portugal

10:30 – 11:00
Bridges in a changing climate
António Adão da Fonseca, Full Professor and Bridge Designer

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

Part II
Moderators: Dimitrios Kraniotis (OsloMet), Hugo Rebelo (UL), and Cândida Rocha (UL)

11:30 – 12:00
National strategy for adaptation to climate change
Nuno Lacasta, Presidente
APA – Portuguese Environmental Agency

12:00 – 12:30
How to perform climate adaptation at local level?
Joana Pinto Balsemão, Councillor
Municipality of Cascais

Part III
12:30 – 13:00 | Discussion


Even though the entrance is free of charge, you are requested to fill up a registration form.

Organizing Committee

Cândida Rocha, Dimitrios Kraniotis, Eloi Figueiredo, Emrah Erduran, Hugo Rebelo, Ionut Moldovan, Luís Oliveira Santos, Vítor Antunes

Figueiredo, E.; Moldovan, I.; Santos, L.O.; Erduran, E.; Kraniotis, D.; Rebelo, H.; Antunes, V.; Rocha, C. (2022). A Road for Adaptation of Bridges to Climate Change: Conclusions. Seminar, ClimaBridge Project, September 27, 2022, Lusófona University, Lisbon. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23011.63523.

Download the conclusions