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Sluice system at Aarhus River reduces the risk of flooding Sluice system at Aarhus River reduces the risk of flooding 8.June 2016
The City of Aarhus has established a sluice at the mouth of the city's river, Aarhus Å. The sluice protects central parts of Aarhus against flooding. The construction serves two purposes. Firstly, four sluice gates will protect the city against intruding seawater during high sea levels, and, secondly, six powerful pumps will pump water away from the river and into the sea during cloudbursts. The sluice can pump as much as 18,000 litres of water per second from the river and out into the sea. In order to provide further protection for the low-lying parts of the city during high water levels, the two streets, Havnegade and Europaplads, as well as the area around the sluice itself, have been raised. The construction costs totalled DKK 46 million. A traditional solution, with underground retention basins to retain the water, would have cost ten times this amount.
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Slotsholmen in Copenhagen is now well protected from the next cloudburst Slotsholmen in Copenhagen is now well protected from the next cloudburst 7.June 2016
In order to protect the area around Slotsholmen, a small island district in Copenhagen city centre and the seat of national government, against seawater during extraordinarily high water levels, the quay walls around Frederiksholms Kanal have been reinforced and raised over the years. However, the intention to protect the city against seawater has had the unfortunate consequence that during heavy rainfall the rainwater cannot run out into the harbour. Copenhagen experienced this during the intense cloudburst in the summer of 2011, when many buildings around Slotsholmen stood under water. Steps have now been taken to prevent this from happening again. During very powerful rainfall events and cloudbursts, the rainwater is today directed via grates along the sides of the road and via underground drains to an opening in the quay where the rainwater runs out into the harbour. At the outlet there is a non-return flap valve, which ensures that the water can only run out and not in. During very high water levels, the valve shuts and flooding is prevented.
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Novo Nordisk headquarters in perfect water balance Novo Nordisk headquarters in perfect water balance 18.August 2015
The new Novo Nordisk headquarters in Bagsværd on the outskirts of Copenhagen stand out in more than one way. With green roofs, water reservoirs, well-conceived natural areas and a large underground gravel cushion, the group's new domicile will retain all rainwater on site. "Keep expenditures at a minimum by involving the public authorities early on in the process!" This is the advice from the group.
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Rainwater used as a resource at new hospital Rainwater used as a resource at new hospital 17.August 2015
When the new Central Denmark Region hospital in Gødstrup stands ready in 2020, it will include an innovative and sustainable concept for managing surface water and rainwater that will transform the hospital into a resource.
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Climate change adaptation of vulnerable areas Climate change adaptation of vulnerable areas 20.February 2015
The Municipality of Dragør includes some of the most vulnerable land in Denmark with regard to sea level rises and storm surges. Climate change adaptation is important not only for the municipality itself but also for the neighbouring municipality, for nature management in general, as well as for the Metro, the Øresund link and the Ørestad urban district. Collaboration, communication and innovative thinking are therefore vital for climate change adaptation measures regarding Dragør's vulnerable areas.
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Exemplary climate change adaptation efforts by a school Exemplary climate change adaptation efforts by a school 16.January 2015
Lindebjerg school is a small village school near Roskilde. It has gradually come to be known as the 'Climate School'. An ambitious project with local drainage of rainwater (LAR) is teaching pupils to see water as a resource through learning and playing, and the effect is now spreading like ripples on a pond.
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New model identifies vulnerable areas New model identifies vulnerable areas 4.December 2014
The Danish Road Directorate has developed a new model for risk mapping roads vulnerable to extreme rainfall. The analysis model in question calculates the probability as well as the impacts of flooding events. The model therefore allows the Danish Road Directorate to target its initiatives and get the best out of money spent on climate change adaptation.
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Fields become coastal lagoon Fields become coastal lagoon 17.November 2014
A large area of reclaimed land on the Danish island of Funen has been returned to the sea. Experiences gained will assist municipalities in their future decisions about development of flood-prone land.
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Recreational areas lead water away from the new Herlev Hospital Recreational areas lead water away from the new Herlev Hospital 17.November 2014
The Copenhagen area expansion of Herlev Hospital totalling 60,000 square metres is ambitious and comprehensive. The expansion is based on a climate-adapted system of landscape elements which increase local infiltration and reduce discharges to the municipal sewer system.
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Cloudburst-proof urban redevelopment in Aalborg Cloudburst-proof urban redevelopment in Aalborg 23.October 2014
The City of Aalborg is developing a new urban area in a project that integrates a series of inter-connected local rainwater drainage solutions from the start.
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