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Co-creation and implementation of innovative, participative climate adaptation solutions in densely built areas

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

Netherlands

Regional Water authority of Schieland and Krimpenerwaard

Lead partner

address

Maasboulevard 123
Netherlands

Contact

Project budget

6 840 257

ERDF amount

4 104 154

ERDF rate

60%
36.3%

Common challenge

Cities and densely built areas in the 2 Seas must adapt to more frequent intense rainfall and increased risks of urban flooding. Traditional public investments in drainage and sewage infrastructure cannot solve this challenge due to financial and spatial constraints. Local (water) authorities must resort to alternative, innovative solutions that integrate smart adaptation features in public and private spaces and buildings across their territory. Moreover, local stakeholders must become prominently involved in the implementation of those adaptation measures in and on their own properties.

Partners

Netherlands

Municipality of Rotterdam

Belgium/Flanders

City of Antwerp

England

Somerset County Council

England

Westcounty River Trust

England

Essex County Council

Netherlands

Municipality of Westland

Netherlands

Regional water authority of Delfland

England

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Observers

England

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Belgium/Flanders

Province of East Flanders

Netherlands

Waterboard of Rijnland