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Water Resilient Cities: Increasing urban resilience to climate change through improved storm water management

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

England

Plymouth City Council

Lead partner

address

West Hoe Road, PL1 3BJ, Plymouth
United Kingdom

Contact

Project budget

7 755 130

ERDF amount

4 653 078

ERDF rate

60%
26.7%

Common challenge

The 2 Seas region has many urban areas characterised by dense development. Outdated drainage in such areas often cannot cope with heavier rainfall caused by climate change. The problem is due largely to existing development, and risks are increasing due to climate change. There is little experience in retrofitting sustainable urban drainage (SUDS) to existing urban areas: sites typically have too little space to manage surface water within their boundary. The solution lies off-site in the public realm, but this requires new types of cooperation between municipalities and owners not seen before.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

City of Mechelen

Belgium/Flanders

VIVES University College

Belgium/Flanders

City of Bruges

Belgium/Flanders

Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV

France

Boulogne-sur-Mer Development Agency

France

Boulogne Water Board

Netherlands

Municipality of Middelburg

England

Green Blue Urban Ltd

Belgium/Flanders

University College South

England

South West Water Ltd (SWW)

France

Outreau Town Council

France

Condette Town Council

Observers

England

Environment Agency

France

Le Portel Town Council