Shaping Climate change Adaptive PlacEs
Priority AxisAdaptation to Climate Change
Adaptation to Climate Change
Project budget6 350 313 €
ERDF amount3 810 188 €
Coastal landscapes in the 2 Seas area are particularly sensitive to the water-related effects of climate change, specifically flooding, rainfall and drought. To become more resilient to climate change, a better understanding of water management solutions that can improve the ability of these landscapes, to cope with intense rainfall and rising sea levels is needed. SCAPE will address this challenge by developing and testing innovative water management solutions for coastal sites in urban, rural and fringe areas that experience flooding problems using a landscape led design (LLD) approach.
SCAPE will develop LLD solutions for water management that make coastal landscapes in the 2 Seas area better adapted and more resilient to climate change. SCAPE will work with the key stakeholders to increase the cost effectiveness of water management applications and will deliver pilots to test innovative tools/solutions that among other effects reduce floods. The project will bring together water managers, planners and architects from across the partnership to jointly develop an approach that uses the landscape to tackle water management problems in rural/urban/fringe coastal areas (=LLD).
Based on a landscape led approach, SCAPE will develop solutions to water management issues arising from climate change. SCAPE's main outputs are:
- 1 LLD strategy for incorporation of landscape led design solutions in water management
- 1 LLD method that provides landscape led design guidelines for partners/target groups
- 6 Pilot sites to validate the use of landscape led design in different urban, rural and fringe coastal landscapes
Direct users of the outputs are the professionals, main beneficiaries of the outputs are: inhabitants/communities of the respective coastal areas.
Cross border approach
SCAPE partners have common concerns around water management. Via cross-border cooperation they: • have identified being at different stages in applying landscape led design solutions for the water management in their own urban, rural or fringe landscape context • can share expertise from different countries and specialist viewpoints to develop innovative best practices via water management pilots and accelerate the uptake of these practices • can learn from each other by jointly developing, implementing monitoring and evaluating solutions that then can be shared across the 2 Seas area
Kent County Council
Brighton & Hove City Council