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Management of Climate Risk for Infrastructure Practitioners

This five-week online course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading infrastructure and resilience experts addresses the societal importance of risk-based decision making, introduces a diverse set of risk management frameworks, and reviews main principles and definitions underlying risk and, more specifically, public and asset risk management. The course reviews approaches to risk analysis and analytical tools used in risk assessment; explores trade-offs in choices among risk assessment methods; and addresses common human errors in reasoning about probability and risk. Using relevant case study examples, the course works through all key stages of risk assessment and management. This course provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of risk communication.
Management of Climate Risk for Infrastructure Practitioners
Start Date:Apr 24, 2023
End Date:May 28, 2023
Delivery:5 weeks, Asynch and Synch Online
Price:$795.00 + GST
Course code: PALE103_Y2223P-01

This online course will be of interest to engineers and other professionals who are involved in policy, planning, procurement, pre-design, design, operation, maintenance, management and regulation of infrastructure and who, now and in the future, need to consider the changing climate for these activities.

Learning Outcomes

In taking this course, participants will:

  • Develop understanding of foundational risk assessment and risk management concepts and definitions, and link that to infrastructure practice and climate risk.
  • Recognize diverse risk management frameworks and approaches, and the continuum of risk assessment processes, and understand application to practice.
  • Develop risk analysis skills, including estimating probability for complex events.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills related to risk judgement, tolerability and communication.
  • Describe common errors, challenges in risk assessment, management and communication.

This course is offered as part of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Credentialling Program which has been designed to help infrastructure professionals strengthen the knowledge and competencies they require to advance climate-resilient approaches for the planning, design, and management of infrastructure. To obtain the IRP credential, engineers must successfully complete all six courses. You do not need to pursue the IRP credential to participate in the course, it is open to all interested participants.

You can learn more about the IRP credential here.

Learning Effort

Depending on your learning style and familiarity with online learning, you may require more or less time to complete the course requirements. We recommend allocating 3 to 5 hours per week to complete the readings, online activities and attend the live sessions.

Live (Synchrounous) Sessions (1.5 hr weekly)

There will be five live or synchronous sessions with the course facilitator via Zoom (links will be provided).

Computer Requirements
A week prior to the course start date learners will receive an email from Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies with information on how to access the online course. At that time learners will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize themselves with the online learning platform. Learners will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: