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TRIPLE C

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Climate resilient Community-based Catchment planning and management

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

Lead partner

Somerset County Council

Contact

Begindatum

01/09/2016

Einddatum

31/12/2021

Project budget

5 108 872

ERDF amount

3 065 323

ERDF rate

60%

    Over

    Common challenge

    Climate change is predicted to involve more extreme rainfall events with an accelerated loss of topsoil, hence increasing the risk of flooding and drought. This increase in natural risks is combined with a low awareness of the impact and dangers of climate change. Given the high economic impacts of flooding, there is a need to maintain and strengthen adaptive capacity in the coastal hinterland areas. TRIPLE C project partners gathered around this issue and concluded that new solutions needed to be developed and applied to improve resilience; in a context of reduced public financing; better, more robust and cost-effective erosion control and flood defences were needed.

    Main Achievements

    Information exchange between partners gave new insights and inspirations. Catchment based networks have been set up in all 6 catchments. These are clusters of farmers and water managers co-developing solutions that will enable the continued tackling of problems beyond the life of the project. Such innovative farmer-led networks are building knowledge, commitment and skills within the farming community and land management advisors, essential for better understanding, acceptance and uptake of climate adaptation measures in farmed landscapes. Model simulations of soil erosion have been performed for the different catchments. The refined model will enable targeted and cost-efficient implementation erosion control measures, which in this project has led to an estimated 30% reduction in soil erosion.

    Testimonial

    The measures demonstrated and communicated in this project contribute to a better soil quality and so to a more sustainable agriculture.

    Partnership

    Partners

    FWAG South West

    Devon Wildlife Trust

    Kent County Council

    Brabantse Delta WaterBoard

    ZLTO (Southern Dutch Farmer and Horticulturists Organization)

    Province of Antwerp

    Inagro

    ABC Eco²

    Province of East Flanders

    Vegetable research centre East Flanders

    The Flemish Environment Agency

    Outputs

    Output title
    Type
    Target
    URL / Download
    31/12/2021

    TRIPLE C

    Thema: Climate changeEcosystem resilience

    New Water Retention features. (e.g infiltration ditches; wetlands; 'leaky' ponds).

    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    31/12/2021

    TRIPLE C

    Thema: Climate changeEcosystem resilience

    Implementation of Erosion control measures (e.g. grass buffer strips, sediment ponds)

    Type: Pilot and demonstration action
    Target: Citizens
    31/03/2019

    TRIPLE C

    Thema: Climate changeEcosystem resilience

    Method developed to build knowledge capacity, based on a catchment-based, collaborative approach.

    Type: Strategy/action plan
    Target: Environmental agencies
    30/04/2018

    TRIPLE C

    Thema: Climate changeEcosystem resilience

    Action Plan identifying solutions for managing flood risk, adaptable for individual catchment areas

    Type: Strategy/action plan
    Target: Environmental agencies