Safe-to-Fail Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Phoenix Roadways under Extreme Precipitation

Yeowon Kim

Arizona State University

Yeowon Kim received her B.S. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Korea University in South Korea, where she studied desalination and water reuse by forward osmosis membrane technology. After her graduation, she worked on developing stormwater management policy at Korea Environment Institute in Seoul, and worked for the International Hydrological Programme at UNESCO in Paris. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in Sustainability at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on studying infrastructure resilience to extreme weather events in urban areas. She is currently working on developing “safe-to-fail” infrastructure adaptation strategies to climate change.


As climate change continues to shift global climatological patterns with respect to temperatures and precipitation, builtinfrastructure is becoming more vulnerable. In the US Southwest, climate models predict hotter and drier... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Yeowon Kim (Arizona State University)
  2. Daniel Eisenberg (Arizona State University)
  3. Emily Bondank (Ari)
  4. Mikhail Chester (Arizona State University)
  5. Giuseppe Mascaro (Arizona State University)
  6. Shane Underwood (Arizona State University)

Topic Areas

• Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Decision support methods and tools , • Sustainable urban systems


MS-1 » Sustainable and Resilient Communities 1 (10:00 - Monday, 26th June, Room D)

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