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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

Lead partner

Regional Water authority of Schieland and Krimpenerwaard

Contact

Start Date

01/07/2016

End Date

30/06/2020

Project budget

6 840 257

ERDF amount

4 104 154

ERDF rate

60%

    About

    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.

    Main Achievements

    The SPONGE 2020 project has now finished 4,5 year of territorial cooperation. In contrast of the end date above, the partnership expects to finish on 31 December 2020. The partnership still consists of 10 partners and 3 observers. The observers have taken a very small role during the project itself. For a cross border operation, this is a very large project.

    During the 2020 period, the final products and deliverables have been finished. Also, some improvements have been made in order to be able to conduct a social media campagne. This was necessary due to Covid-19.

    Overall interaction between partners is still very good, considering the large partnership. Due to Covid-19, there were no 'face-to-face' meetings possible. Also, we have had to cancel our plans for the Final Event.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Municipality of Rotterdam

    City of Antwerp

    Somerset County Council

    Westcounty River Trust

    Essex County Council

    Municipality of Westland

    Regional water authority of Delfland

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

    Outputs

    Output name
    Type
    Target
    URL / Download
    30/09/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    30/09/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    30/09/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Water managementInnovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    30/09/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    30/09/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    30/09/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    31/03/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Strategy/action plan
    Target: Citizens
    31/01/2020

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    31/12/2019

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Method/service
    Target: Citizens
    31/12/2018

    SPONGE2020

    Theme: Innovation in citiesClimate change
    Type: Method/service
    Target: Citizens