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Climate Adaptation And Spatial Modelling Of Future Pathways Through Co-Creation

  • 17 June, 2019
  • Open University, Environmental Sciences
  • Stefan DekkerDave HuitemaAngelique Lansu

Extreme weather and climate change impacts are spatially non-uniform and can have different strengths at local and regional level. Therefore, cities and regions need to adapt to climate change in different ways. Accordingly, there is no uniformity in the adaptive capacity of individuals, groups within society, organizations and governments or how they can respond to current and future climate change impacts. Our research interest is to better understand the interlinkages in nature-based climate adaptation between the socio-economic and climate change drivers in the hydrological system. These drivers are studied on 4 pilot studies in UK, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. Focus was how active participation of end-users (‘co-creation’) and hydrological modelling was involved, to develop strategies and interventions with local support of stakeholders. In the proposed PhD research, we include cross-border expertise exchange among the professionals, with the aim to understand how co-creation process are improved by using additional knowledge on adaptive capacity.
Keywords: climate change, spatial modelling, nature-based solutions, stakeholders, climate adaptation

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