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IRC Webinar: Climate Change: How various countries around the world are mitigating impacts to infrastructure - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Start Date: 11/17/2022
End Date: 11/17/2022
No. of Days: 1 day
CEU Credits: 2
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. (EST)
End Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)
*times chosen to accommodate various international time zones of speakers.

Registration Fee: $0 Member / $35.00 Non-Member

The deadline to register is Tuesday, November 15 at 5pm ET.

A link to view the webinar will be emailed to all registrants on Tuesday, November 15. 

Registration fee for non-members may be paid by check or credit card to IRWA Headquarters in U.S. Dollars.

Sponsored By: IRWA International Relations Committee


Lourens Nel, Managing Director & Partner, UniqueCo Property Valuers

Lourens Nel is a registered professional property valuer with 27 years of practical experience. He is a mass appraisal and servitude valuation expert and the international director and marketing committee chair for the South African Right of Way Association as well as a registered mentor at the South African Council for the Property Valuations Profession. Lourens will be speaking on global warming and climatical change in South Africa. He will give an overview of South Africa’s demographics, describe the coal industry and talk about their renewable energy attempts.


Iain Naismith, PhD, Senior Research Fellow & International Project Manager, Institute for Underground Infrastructure

Dr. Iain Naismith is a senior research fellow at IKT (Institute for Underground Infrastructure), based in Germany, and he is its U.K. representative and international project manager. He has a Ph.D. in biological sciences and 40 years’ experience in the wastewater, water and environment sectors, undertaking applied research for water and sewerage companies; water sector regulators, and private companies. He is chair of two water industry groups in the U.K. — the Sewer Rehabilitation Contact Group, which comprises representatives from all of the U.K. and Ireland’s 13 regional sewerage companies who meet to discuss and find solutions to issues of common interest, and the Technical and Education Committee of the U.K. Society for Trenchless Technology. Iain will be addressing climate change and three examples relating to urban drainage in Europe.

Michael Pauley, P.Eng., PMP, Assistant Director of Operations/Project Manager-P3s,

New Brunswick DOT & Infrastructure

Michael Pauley, P.Eng., PMP, is a civil engineer and is employed with the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure in Canada. He is the assistant director of operations/project manager — P3s as well as the New Brunswick Highway Corporation provincial advisor. He has over 27 years of project management experience in both buildings and transportation and specializes in alternative service delivery projects. He has been the lead on the Chignecto Isthmus Climate Change Adaptation Comprehensive Engineering and Feasibility Study of which the results have recently been made available. Mike will be providing an update on a proactive approach in regard to climate change. He will discuss the impacts on the National Trade Corridor as a result of sea level rise and the importance of adapting to climate change in the future.

Philip Duguay, Independent Consultant

Philip Duguay is an independent consultant with a background working in infrastructure development and public policy. Since 2010, Philip has worked on grid-scale initiatives across Canada as well as in the United States and South Africa. Prior to originating a $2 billion CAD transmission project in partnership with a Canadian institutional investor and an Indigenous government, Philip held strategic advisory roles for the governments of Québec and the Northwest Territories. Philip’s talk will focus on public policy best practices for interregional transmission development in the continental northeast of Canada and the United States.


Andrew Dyer, Head Net Zero and Climate, APA

Andrew Dyer joined APA in May 2022 and played an instrumental role in the development of APA’s Net Zero strategy and inaugural Climate Transition Plan. He is a specialist in his field with over 20 years’ experience working for major corporates managing a range of environmental programs including carbon reduction strategies, environmental performance and compliance. Andrew has a bachelor’s in engineering, a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in corporate environmental and sustainability management.


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