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PETER VORAGE, AIRPORT ENGINEER, NACO A COMPANY OF ROYAL HASKONINGDHV

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The need for uninterrupted operations is critical at what is one of the world’s busiest airports. That’s why the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore contracted NACO, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, to carry out a Climate Change Resilience Study for both Changi and Seletar.

“We are vulnerable to the effects of climate change and variability,” says Singapore’s Climate Action Plan released in 2016, noting that Singapore is a low-lying tropical island. It continues to note that “climate change could pose tough challenges as Changi Airport faces flood risks from more intense rainfall and rising sea levels”.

The need for uninterrupted operations is critical at what is one of the world’s busiest airports.

To be prepared against climate change, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has contracted NACO, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, to carry out a Climate Change Study. The study modelled the potential impact of climate change, so as to assess if airport assets were vulnerable to sea level rise and increased rainfall intensity. This will contribute towards a whole-of-government approach in ensuring long-term resilience for Changi Airport.

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