During the night of 31st of January 1953, a sea storm surge broke through the Netherlands’ protective barriers and flooded roughly 10% of the country; the UK and Belgium were … Read more
As our weather becomes more unpredictable and extreme, how can communities adapt to the changing climate and influence the decisions made to protect homes, businesses, nature, and lives? The EU-funded … Read more
European projects are helping cities and regions find the best ways to adjust to more frequent – and increasingly severe – heat waves, storms and floods. This article by Andrew … Read more
Helping communities to find their path to becoming resilient to the local impacts of climate change is the core goal of the EU-funded IMPETUS project. Understanding how the numerous and … Read more
The phrase “Digital Twins” has become common in the water industry to describe creating virtual replicas of physical assets, such as water treatment plants or water networks. However, another potential lies in “digital twinning” an entire region, initially connecting ‘hard’ ground sensors and ‘soft’ satellite sensors to regional environmental and infrastructure models.
Adapted from the 28 September UNSDSN blog by Maëlle Voil: ‘Systemic Solutions and Innovations for Climate-Resilient Regions: A look into European research program Horizon 2020 sister climate projects IMPETUS and … Read more
Remote sensing data from Earth observation satellites is central to the urgent task of tackling climate change and related work in the EU-funded IMPETUS project. IMPETUS is combining satellite data … Read more
There is a significant opportunity to better engage citizens in climate change adaptation initiatives, according to initial results of a survey by the EU-funded IMPETUS project. Around 400 people in … Read more
Engaging citizens, businesses, governments and other sectors in adapting to local climate change impacts is a central concern in the EU-funded IMPETUS project. But how should decisions be made, using what tools, and based on what data and scenarios? By combining human inputs and innovative digital solutions, the project will boost knowledge about resilience to climate change. The first challenge – to shape the technical architecture for the digital dimension of these ‘Resilience Knowledge Boosters’ (RKBs) – has now taken its first significant step forward.