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53 Appendix A interview Questions Interview for case example: Airport adaptation and resilience activities underway Thank you for completing the recent survey for the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Synthesis S11-02-06: Airport Climate Adaptation and Resilience. In your responses to that survey, you indicated that your airport could serve as a case study in the Syn- thesis Report. We are developing case studies which provide examples of adaptation or resilience activities being undertaken, the risks identi- fied, the priorities set, the mechanisms for funding, and how airport climate change adaptation and resilience is incorporated into other plans. The following is a discussion guide designed to help develop the basis of the case study. If you so choose, your airport does not need to be named in the case study. Climate change adaptation and resilience is an emerging area with few examples in the airport sector, and we hope you remain interested in contributing to the knowledge base in this important area. Please review the following discus- sion guide. At the time of the interview, the questions may be asked in a different order than shown here, be modified, or be edited as appropriate to the project being discussed. 1. Interview information a. Airport: b. Airport type: c. Project description: d. Name of person interviewed: e. Title of person interviewed: f. Contact information (phone/e-mail): 2. Overview of relevant climate change impacts a. Briefly describe the projected extreme weather or climate change effects at your airport. Identify those that have received the most attention and why. b. For the project you have chosen to describe, was the projected effect an actual or imminent threat? If not, in what decade did airport decision makers believe it would become a threat? 3. Organizational readiness to address extreme weather/climate change effects a. Describe the organizational or governance conditions at your airport which facilitated consideration of a future risks related to extreme weather or climate change effects. For example, was there a champion internally? b. Describe the provincial, state, or local efforts that facilitated or catalyzed consideration of such future risk. For example, was there a government plan in place? c. Are your insurers considering such risks to your airport? If so, was this a consideration in developing the project? 4. Decision process a. In what year was this project first developed? Funded? b. Were other projects considered? c. Please describe in detail the decision support methods you used for identifying then rendering a final decision on this project. For example, did it stem from a scenario planning exercise, and/or did it emerge from risk analysis? d. What modeling or projections did the airport rely on? If you don’t know specifically, please state that. e. What other data/information was needed to support the decision and how was it identified and collected? f. Who made the final decision on the project? g. Did this project go through a regular budget justification and analysis process? Which one? h. What was the funding source? Was there leveraging of other funds? i. Was there an adaptation planning process in place at some point during the time the project was under consideration? When? j. Is climate change adaptation and resilience planning integrated into other, specific decision processes at the airport? Please name them, for example, emergency response plans, operation preparedness plans, master plans, etc. k. Describe whether the decision process for this project is repeatable or whether it was a unique circumstance.

54 5. Outcomes/looking ahead a. What is the status of the project? For example, is it completed or still under construction or development? b. Are routine inspections planned for this project when it is completed? Will the inspections be the same as for any other project? Are there metrics in place to evaluate its performance? c. Are there climate change-related risks the airport is looking at this time? If so, describe the approach the airport will take in identifying and funding projects to address them.

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