Cluster for Cloud to Coast Climate Change adaptation - C5a
The North Sea Region (NSR) is facing a significant increase in the frequency and severity of floods in response to climate change. Flood management approaches have to urgently adapt to this new reality to keep people safe, the environment healthy and our economies prosperous.
To respond to this challenge C5A will deliver a from Cloud-to-Coast approach to the management of flood risk . Our whole-of-system approach will integrate four constituent systems (catchment, coasts, cities, infrastructure networks) and enable the development of multi functional and adaptable solutions that deliver more sustainable, integrated and multi functional solutions across the NSR. To do so, we will build upon the outcomes of seven ongoing Interreg NSR projects to ensure our approach is both evidence-based and practical.
We will organise our approach based on seven learning alliances and two supporting science activities, We will engage with national and regional policy makers through the production of policy narratives (that set out the benefits of our approach) and face-to-face engagement (including two sessions with EU DG’s and the formation of a high level policy learning). We will reach out to local, national, transnational and global networks to raise awareness of, and build capacity in and support for the take-up of Cloud-to-Coast approach by relevant authorities and practitioners across the NSR, and beyond.
The study is ongoing - for further information contact Paul Sayers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project team - more information on the EC webpages: www.northsearegion.eu/c5a #C5aproject