Climate Adaptation

Addressing and adapting to climate change and its effects is a global priority with challenges for both the public and private sectors, including how to prepare for natural disasters that have grown in intensity and frequency.

From prolonged drought and catastrophic flooding to superstorms such as Hurricane Sandy, our population centers and the infrastructure that support them are at greater risk. With the tragic loss of life and significant economic losses — upwards of $250 billion per year* — resulting from natural disasters, solutions that protect people and places, anticipate eventualities and incorporate the ability to recover are of critical importance.

AECOM’s climate adaptation services help our clients understand potential vulnerabilities and support initiatives that increase resilience.


Extensive building engineering expertise — We have the qualifications to help mitigate the effects of natural disasters and set a framework for effective climate adaptation management.

Global reach into major metropolitan areas — As urban populations grow, increasing the stress on existing resources and infrastructure, we support smart and resilient development with consideration of future conditions.

Proven expertise working with the cities around the world — We partnered with IBM to develop a first-of-its-kind Disaster Resilience Scorecard and Disaster Resilience Survey for Small and Mid-size Businesses to benchmark disaster preparedness and increase overall resilience.

Wide array of experience — Our work applying climate adaptation considerations across private and public sector operations, assets, supply chains, emergency response and planning give us a broader picture of how these components intersect and support each other.

Comprehensive, knowledgeable staff of engineers, planners and scientists — We address climate adaptation needs holistically. Our experience covers the full range of climate change services.

Representative Services

  • Natural Disaster Preparedness Review
  • Hazard Modeling
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Business Continuity Planning/Plan Update
  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planning
  • Resilient Infrastructure Design/Build

*2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15)