Dr Theuns Henning is the Director of the Research Platform for Climate Adaptation and is a Senior Lecturer in Infrastructure Management at the University of Auckland (UoA). He is also the CEO of Infrastructure Decision Support (IDS Ltd).
Theuns has been undertaking a number of research projects in the area of climate change adaptation. These include investigating the interaction of water and road pavements, in areas specifically related to studies into risk of pavement failure, identifying drainage needs, and various surfacing technologies for mitigating water impacts.
He is the main author of the World Bank Guideline in the integration of asset management and climate adaptation.
Dr Theuns Henning leads the establishment of the Climate Adaptation Platform, which was formed in response to the challenge of climate adaptation around the world. It combines the latest university research with the practical experience of engineering and construction consultancies.
The goal is to address the problems of climate adaptation and resilience across transportation and infrastructure, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and coastal engineering, building management and disaster responses and resilience.