Work Item
ASTM WK80584

New Guide for Climate-Related Community Risk Management Through Water Infrastructure

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, and development of standard guides, specifications, practices, test methods, classifications, and definitions relating to environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action. The scope of the Committee includes, but is not limited to multi-media environmental assessment and risk management issues including environmental assessment, environmental management, corrective action due diligence, and sustainability.
These activities will be coordinated with and if available use the standards of other ASTM technical committees and organizations whose fields of endeavor are closely allied to or compliment environmental assessment and environmental management.


water infrastructure; climate change; asset management; design; functionality; resiliency; natural systems; built environment; buildings; risk mitigation; planning; urban planning; community


While standards exist for broad topics of risk mitigation, asset management, and water infrastructure, no current standard provides a perspective with regard to the potential impacts of climate change on their functionality and ability to be returned to service. The intended users will be the designers, decision makers and owners of these systems and the products that comprise them, with initial emphasis on municipal and community asset managers. The intent is for this standard to serve as a complement to the other decision guides currently used in traditional asset management and design for reliability, not to replace those standards.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E50.07

Committee: E50

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-19-2022

Technical Contact: Domenic DeCaria

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