The Climatemeter
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The Climatemeter


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 be made. 

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 Association).