Urban resilience to cope with climate change.

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A multi-sectoral approach to analysing urban resilience to climate change.

The aim of the RESCCUE project is to improve cities’ resilience to climate change. A resilient city is better able to anticipate and prepare for climatic hazards, to respond to them and recover from such threats as quickly as possible, meaning their impacts are far less.

To achieve this, RESCCUE provides tools to analyse the risks arising from climate impacts in a cross-sectoral approach, with a particular focus on the water sector. This is to overcome the current difficulties caused by the lack of information on the integration of different urban services. These tools are used as case studies in Barcelona, Lisbon and Bristol, as their climate variability offers greater representativeness for European cities, allowing these tools to be validated in different contexts.
The final product is complete, of high quality and versatile to be applied in different territories. RESCCUE is the first research project under the European H2020 funding programme to address large-scale urban resilience in Europe.

Duration: May 2016 - April 2020
Coordinator: Aquatec
Cetaqua, Opticits, LNEC, Universidad de Exeter, FIC, Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, IREC, UN-Habitat, Endesa, Cámara Municipal de Lisboa, EDP, Hidra, Bristol City Council, Aqualogy UK, Urban DNA, Águas de Portugal, Escuela de Ingenieros de la Ciudad de París (EIVP)