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Tools for Advancing Climate Change Resilience: An Introduction to Deltares CIrcle and Adaptation Support Tools
Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface. This webinar will be presented by Annegien Tijssen and Reinder Brolsma who are specialists at Deltares working on projects related to flood risk, environment, infrastructure & adaptive planning. The CIrcle and Adaptation Support Tools are intended to help identify the indirect impacts of flooding hazards and support the collaborative planning of adaptation measures.

CIrcle (Critical Infrastructures: Relations and Consequences for Life and Environment) is an online tool developed by Deltares to support the analysis of domino effects of critical infrastructures failure to retrieve insights into the interdependencies between critical infrastructures. Particularly the interruptions of critical infrastructures such as electricity, communication, drinking water or transport systems lead to lasting societal impacts including fatalities and economic losses. This tool facilitates and enables discussion between key stakeholder’s, builds trust and stimulates future partnerships.

The Adaptation Support Tool (AST) has been developed to support the collaborative planning of climate adaptation measures for resilient cities. The AST can be used in workshops and individually by urban planners, landscape architects, water managers, civil engineers, local stakeholders and other experts to create conceptual designs. The AST has 62 adaptation measures for ecosystem-based adaptation – called blue-green infrastructure such as green roofs, bioswales, porous pavement and water squares-, a selection tool for ranking measures based on their applicability and an assessment tool to estimate the effectiveness of applied adaptation measures. The AST estimates the performance of created storage capacity, frequency reduction of the normative runoff, heat stress reduction, groundwater recharge, water quality effects & costs.

Mar 18, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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