Newsletter | 10-12-2013
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Newsletter #10

The 98 Danish municipalities are right now finalizing their action plan for climate change adaptation. To guide the municipalities, new flooding maps has been launched at klimatilpasning.dk. The maps identify problem areas in the landscape during cloudburst and flooding. The maps are prepared in a collaboration between the Ministry of the Environment and the Danish Insurance Association. Read more about the maps (only in Danish).

 

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New enlargement of the Resilient House
The Resilient House has again been enlarged with a new scene, a LAR-house (local drainage of water), which is a method by which excess rainwater can be managed close to the source. In this scene there are examples of LAR methods and examples of how you can collect and use rainwater. In the scene you can click to select different spots. Try the tool here.

 

WaterCAP Taskforce
The WaterCAP taskforce is an EU project partnership which clusters knowledge and experience on water and climate change adaptation in the North Sea Region. A Mobile Transnational Taskforce will visit targeted case areas. Read more about the WaterCAP Taskforce

 

State of Green Water Tours
With State of Green Water Tours, Danish companies are offering to share their expertise and experience with you. Tours can be tailored to your needs. Read more here

 

New folder on Danish strongholds in climate adaptation
The Confederation of Danish Industry and Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster have presented a folder, which gives a short overview on Danish strongholds in climate adaptation. Read the folder.

 

More examples of climate change adaptation
The skatepark, Rabalder Park, has been mentioned in a previous newsletter, but the new case presents a more in depth description of the skateboard park as a rainwater installation.


A new wetlands created in the forest, Hareskoven, will increase biodiversity for the enjoyment of visitors and at the same time prevent massive cloudbursts from flooding the nearby Hareskovby.


In the town of Frederikssund, the municipality and the utility company are working together on re-established the watercourse, Sillebro å. By curving the watercourse, the water is delayed and minimizes the risk of flooding, the water quality is improved and the citizens get a new recreational area close to the city.


In the city of Odense, the new permeable paved surfaces could play an important role in solving problems with overloaded sewer systems.


Read more about the cases in the links below.

Cheap and effective climate change adaptation in Hareskoven  
Cheap and effective climate change adaptation in Hareskoven
Effective protection against cloudbursts: In future, a construction of small embankments and so-called “monks” will retain the rainwater in Hareskoven to prevent massive cloudbursts from flooding the nearby town Hareskovby. The new wetlands created in the forest will increase biodiversity for the enjoyment of visitors to the forest.
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Watercourses divert urban water and create natural areas  
Watercourses divert urban water and create natural areas
In Frederikssund, the municipality and utility company are working together on re-establishing the local watercourse, Sillebro Å. By curving the watercourse, the water is delayed and water quality is improved. This also minimises the risk of flooding, and creates a recreational area close to the city.
  Read more
Rainwater installation disguised as a skateboard park  
Rainwater installation disguised as a skateboard park
Rabalder Park in Roskilde is a living example of how rainwater installations can serve several purposes simultaneously.
  Read more
Permeable surfaces can be the future in cities  
Permeable surfaces can be the future in cities
In future permeable paved surfaces could play an important role in solving problems with overloaded sewer systems in larger cities. To gather experience, the wastewater treatment company VandCenter Syd in Odense has laid a 430 m2 permeable car park at their own premises.
  Read more
   
Task Force for Climate Change Adaptation
Ministry of the Environment
Nature Agency
Haraldsgade 53,
2100 Copenhagen

Klimatilpasning@nst.dk

Phone: +45 72 54 30 00