The aim of the INCAH program was to provide strategic but scientifically underpinned intelligence on the interconnection between climate change, hotspots, infrastructures and governance for adaptation. The focus was on transport, energy and water networks in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond and Amsterdam/Schiphol; its objective was to help the hotspots to develop robust adaptation strategies (read more). INCAH’s main research questions (MRQ) are:
- What are relevant effects of climate change on infrastructures?
- To what extent do these effects threaten the safe, sound, reliable operation of infrastructures, their availability and socio-economic productivity?
- How can we avoid congestion, service interruption, system breakdown or even systemic crisis through reinforcing effects rippling through interconnected infrastructures?
- Through what policies, strategies and governance can we adapt infrastructure networks and make our economic hot-spots robust and resilient to climate change?