Last month, Ms Caroline Evans represented ARRB at the PIARC technical committee meetings and International Seminar on climate change adaptation, risk and disaster management for roads and road organizations - held in Havana, Cuba.
The seminar was organized by three technical committees (A.3 "Risk Management", E.1 "Strategies for Adaptation and Resilience", E.3 "Disaster Management") as well as the Ministry of Construction of Cuba, the Ministry of Transport, the National Civil Defense Council, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, the Technological University of the Habana, the Central University “Martha Abreu” and the University of the East of Cuba and the National Union of Architects and Construction Engineers of Cuba.
The Seminar was also supported by the Council of Road Directors of Iberia and Ibero America and had over 150 delegates in attendance.
The distinguished guests included Patrick Mallejacq, Secretary General of PIARC.
Ms Evans is a working group leader and Australian member on PIARC technical committee E.1 and her seminar presentation focussed on approaches to adaptation and improving resilience in Australia based on case studies. Her presentation was extremely well received, with the PIARC Secretary General selecting it for mention on social media.
In the closing ceremony, Ms Evans' presentation received a special mention from the PIARC Cuba First Delegate as well a certificate in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the seminar.