The DHS S&T Directorate and IDD sponsored the Aging Infrastructure Workshop, held at Columbia University, New York City, on July 21-23, 2009. The purpose of the workshop was to support the DHS S&T Directorate's goal to accelerate the delivery and understanding of enhanced technology that addresses the challenges of aging infrastructure. Through white paper discussions and breakout sessions, participants in the workshop explored topics such as the roles and challenges facing stakeholders, decision-making methods, solutions to aging infrastructure issues, and infrastructure investment prioritization, including the current economic stimulus package.
These proceedings consist of the workshop materials including the agenda, presentations, list of papers submitted, and presenter and author biographies. Also included are the workshop conclusions and discussion matrices that will be the basis of the research agenda to develop improved technical options for upgrading and increasing the service life of aging infrastructure.
More information can be found in the Aging Infrastructures Workshop Proceedings (PDF, 171 pages - 120 MB).