A set of measures forms each climate adaptation strategy. A list of more than 100 of adaptation measures is available for users, which can be selected to create a particular climate adaptation strategy. A filter in this step will ease you the measures selection. Moreover, if any of the available measures are suitable for your city, new ones can be created.
Traffic calming measures which decrease water entering the sewer network and offer extra stoarage capacity in heavy flows. Multiple benefits achieved in water quality improvements from highway run off and slowing traffic.
Carrying out simulations of heavy rainfall events, high tides and high river flows in combination with topographic data and utilising flood modelling software.
Use of computational modelling tools to simulate rainfall events and city services' reaction. Useful models include drainage system and superficial runoff simulations tools. Better approaches include integrated and multisectorial simulating tools.
Implementation of grates at the border between the rural catchment and the urban area to avoid coarse sediments and debris to get into the sewer.
Define and calculate the monitoring indicators for the Climate Plan
The implementation of an impact-based multi-sectorial warning system during an emergency case.
Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) is the collection of rainwater runoff for use. Runoff can be collected from roofs and other impermeable areas, stored, treated (where required) and then used as a supply of water for domestic, commercial, industrial and/or institutional properties.
Include a common repository of climate information on the resilience platform that ensures accessibility to all the players involved
Enhance the flood forecasting and warning system of the city. It support the creation of awareness of neighbors and provides nformation to the citizens for them to take preventive measures in their homes
Improve our knowledge of the effects of climate change on natural systems (phenology, allergies, pests, etc.)
Improve the public information provided in pollution episodes and warnings of new risks
Improve the communication systems with critical city facilities and services during extreme climate episodes
Make public, through open data, relevant information on climate impacts and any monitoring action carried out (transparency)
Implementation of new protections and communication schemes in medium and low voltage networks.
Incorporate CC criteria in the Special Plan for protecting the environment and landscape of the Serra de Collserola nature reserve
By increasing the digitalization of the system, more information of the status of the grid is collected. Remote controlled measures and communication standards will create smart grids.
Rain water is usually collected in streets. To reduce probability for surface water to enter buildings, the difference between street level and ground floor level can be increased. This way more water can be stored in the street profile without flooding the buildings.
The decentralization of the distribution grid by placing renewable generating units at the low voltage level of the power system enhances the continuity of supply in case of the shutdown of a big generating unit. For example, in a climate emergency situation, domestic photovoltaic panels, batteries and electric-vehicles with V2G capability could provide back-up power, increasing resilience.
By increasing the pump capacity water tables can be controlled better. Responding to heavy rains becomes easier, and the chance of flooding is reduced. The need for buffer capacity, translated into low water tables in rivers and channels, is also reduced as the managers have more pumping capacity.
Increase soil permeability by defining a sustainable urban drainage strategy for Barcelona that offers design recommendations in a manual, maintenance protocols (with professional training to ensure it is done correctly) and recommendations on how to monitor and evaluate its effectiveness using monitors and sensors