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Shaping Climate change Adaptive PlacEs

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

Lead partner

Stad Oostende

Begindatum

01/09/2016

Einddatum

30/06/2021

Project budget

6 350 313

ERDF amount

3 810 188

ERDF rate

60%

    Over

    Common challenge

    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.

    Main Achievements

    SCAPE is reaching its goals as we're entering our final year (thanks to extension). The final pilots are work in progress, and we have learned so much during the process. One of the main topics, Landscape Led Design (LLD), has been studied and implemented in the pilots. For those pilots already delivered (Zwin as a rural pilot, Middelburg and Gardens of Stene in Ostend as fringe pilots) the monitoring and evaluation has started and is showing mostly expected but also some unexpected results in the measurements and effects of the works. We can definitely say that SCAPE has already inspired other local infrastructural works to be more 'landscape led designed' when it comes to water management.

    In the second half of 2020 the main preparations for making both a LLD guide as well as a technical impact report have been made. Both will have a rough first draft by January 2021 and both should be delivered by March 2021. These will be important elements for dissimination of the innovative water management solutions and LLD principles.

    The making of these documents as well as the remaining pilots have suffered delays due to COVID-19. As we requested an extension of the project untill 31 Dec 2021, we are confident that everything will be delivered including the monitoring and evaluation.

    Altough we were limited in our options, we have been active via different online media in our communication and we have been reaching out to target groups.

    Regarding O 3, O 4 and O 5 - the number shows '2' achieved so far. In fact, more has been achieved but the pilots twinned need to be evaluated as twins for the learning effect. Which means that if only 1 pilot is delivered, the final activities to deliver the output are not finalised.

    Partnership

    Partners

    FARYS

    Provincie West-Vlaanderen

    Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij

    Kent County Council

    Brighton & Hove City Council

    Gemeente Middelburg

    Waterschap Scheldestromen

    Outputs

    Theme
    Type
    Target
    URL / Download
    31/12/2018

    Digital LLD portal for water management that provides LLD guidelines

    Thema: Climate change - Nature management
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - SMEs /enterprises - Water management organisations
    01/06/2020

    Pilots - landscape led design solutions for water management in urban fringe coastal landscape

    Thema: Climate change - Nature management
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - SMEs /enterprises - Water management organisations
    30/06/2017

    Joint strategy for the incorporation of LLD within water management

    Thema: Climate change - Nature management
    Type: Strategy/action plan
    Target: SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres - Water management organisations