The Climatemeter can provide inspiration for which
methods to use when you are about to map the risks
of flooding within your region or municipality.
Floods from heavy rainfalls and storm surges are in many
countries the most important aspect to take into consideration
when planning to adapt to a changing climate.
The Climatemeter has therefore been developed to provide
inspiration for decision makers in municipalities and other parts
of society when decisions about climate change adaptation have to
The Climatemeter is shaped like a speedometer where the speed of
the speedometer corresponds to the complexity of the type of
mapping analysis shown.
The simplest form of analysis in the speedometer is e.g. a
simple form of calculation based on a terrain model that
reveals the low lying areas in the terrain.
For some areas this kind of simple analysis is sufficient while
for other areas such as low lying coastal cities a more complex
form of analysis is needed.
Each type analysis is briefly described in technical terms
and a scenario under which the analysis might
be relevant is described.
The Climatemeter is developed by the water and wastewater company
of the Danish municipalities of Solrød and Greve, VandCenter
Syd, DHI-group and Krüger and is part of the Climate
cookbook (Klimakogebogen), which has
been financed by DANVA (Danish Water and Wastewater