Applying the “WSUD potential”-tool in the framework of the Copenhagen Climate Adaptation and Cloudburst Management Plans

Sara Maria Lerer, Herle Mo Madsen, Jonas Smit Andersen, Hannibal Rasmussen, Hjalte Jomo Danielsen Sørup, Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen

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Abstract

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is still in the “Opportunity”-phase of its stabilization process in Copenhagen, Denmark, indicating that there are controversies surrounding its proper use and the regulatory framework is not completely adapted to the new technology. In 2015 private land owners in Denmark could get up to 100% of the construction costs of climate adaptation measures funded by the utility companies, which resulted in a race to apply for this co-funding plan. In this study we briefly review the climate adaptation framework in Copenhagen, and then discuss how well different scenarios of WSUD in a case study area interact with this framework. The impacts of the different scenarios are assessed using the “WSUD-potential” tool, which builds upon the Three Points Approach. The results indicate that there is a schism between the city’s Cloudburst Management Plan on one side and its Climate Adaptation Plan and general service goal on the other side, which may result in over-sizing of the collective stormwater management system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th International Conference on Planning and Technologies for Sustainable Urban Water Management
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationLyon, France
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event9th International Conference on Planning and Technologies for Sustainable Urban Water Management (NOVATECH) - Lyon, France
Duration: 28 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
Conference number: 9

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Planning and Technologies for Sustainable Urban Water Management (NOVATECH)
Number9
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period28/06/201601/07/2016

Keywords

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Hydrological impact
  • Planning tool
  • Three point approach WSUD

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