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Adaptation of Standards

ARISCC will also provide useful information about current activities regarding the adaptation of standards for new and for existing infrastructure due to expected impacts of climate change in different European countries. First examples show that adaptation of standards currently focuses mainly on the dimensioning of drainage systems and on the height of dams and flood barriers due to expected increases in rainfall intensity and duration (especially in winter) and on the increase and differentiation of temperature standards (e.g. the stress-free temperature for tracks) due to expected increases in average and especially in maximum temperature in future climates.