Climate Resilient Cities: 1001 Best Management Practices and innovations

Date and time: Wednesday afternoon September 26th 2018

Cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable for climate change and there is an urgent need to become more resilient. The risk of flooding, heat stress, water quality (micro-pollutants and plastic waste) and air quality need to be assessed. Several stress tests helps policy makers and practitioners to gather valuable data for decision makers at city level. Detailed insight in the vulnerability and resilience of their district enables them to implement climate adaptation measures in the near future. In this session we will present the lessons learnt from the 3 steps in climateadaptation approach: Analyse, Ambition, Act. Several successes will be presented and we will seek in an interactive discussion for ways to make more cities resilient.


Floris Boogaard

Title: ‘Sharing 1001 BMPs’
Urban flooding and thermal stress have become key issues for many cities around the world. With the continuing effects of climate change, these two issues will become more acute and will add to the serious problems already experienced in dense urban areas around the globe. Therefore, urban planners and several stakeholders in public and private sector are in need of (quickscan) tools that can assess the vulnerability to floods and thermal stress. In this session Jeroen Kluck presents the latest research on international heatstress in modelling (examples from Europe, Africa and Asia) and solutions implemented around the world. Tools on international knowledge exchange will be presented by Jeroen Kluck and Floris Boogaard.

Floris Boogaard

Acadamic: Floris Boogaard, HUAS (Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen)

Professor Floris Boogaard PhD has over 20 years experience in research and consultancy in international urban drainage and water management. His projects integrate the worlds of spatial planning and water management and encourage the implementation of climate adaptation and sustainable solutions. Floris Boogaard accepted a professorship Spatial Transformations at the school of Architecture, Built Environment & Civil Engineering at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen in 2013. Floris is currently involved in setting up the GCECA (The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation) that accelerates climate adaptation by recognising, building and promoting excellence among all relevant stakeholder groups around the world. His general research and advice fields include stormwater drainage and infiltration, complex monitoring and optimising sewersystems, design of drainage facilities, water supply and groundwater pollution, urban water quality management and urban water management planning.

Jeroen Kluck

Jeroen Kluck, (HvA/Tauw)

dr.ir. Jeroen Kluck is a specialist in the field of urban water management and water quality. He participated in, and managed numerous water management and research projects.
Within his field of expertise, he is specialised in:

  • Dealing with climate change
  • Retrofitting urban drainage systems
  • The effect of combined sewer overflows on the water quality;
  • Developing urban water management plans;
  • Research, using simulation models;

Jeroen Kluck has on the one hand the knowledge of possibilities and shortcomings of the models. On the other hand he is experienced in assessing the whole system and the effect of possible measurements on the environment. Jeroen knows the importance of the values of water and that solutions need the interaction between water engineers and other stakeholders.

Title: The largest ‘stresstest’ of the world that deals with the combination of innovative tools to address these challenges
In this session we present the largest ‘stresstest’ of the world that deals with the combination of innovative tools to address these challenges. For the whole province of Fryslân in the Netherlands flood maps and heat stress maps were developed and used for the comparison analysis. Concrete priority problem locations where located with models and climate adaptive measures were selected in masterclasses in the period of January 217 to June 2018 in a triple helix consortium. The scale of this climate adaptation stresstest is considered the biggest and detailed in the world due to the high tech computing and the participation of all stakeholders involved. The first evaluation of the outcomes and applied tools is positive. Awareness is raised among stakeholders who now have a detailed insight in the vulnerability and resilience of their district and have concrete examples and plans to implement climate adaptation measures in the near future.

Karel Veenemen

Public sector: Karel Veenemen (backup Pitrick Hornstra)




Title: Innovation waterquality monitoring, innovation in climate adaptation

SME: Rui de Lima (INDYMO)

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