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Methodology to Prioritize Climate Adaptation Measures in Urban Areas. Barcelona and Bristol Case Studies

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Cetaqua, Water Technology Centre, Cornellà de Llobregat, 08940 Barcelona, Spain
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Flumen Research Institute, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK
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College of Sciences, School of Built Environment, Massey University, Wellington 4442, New Zealand
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Economics Department, Universitat de Barcelona, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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AQUATEC—Suez Advanced Solutions, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Grupo de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental (GIHA), Escuela Politécnica de La Almunia (EUPLA), Universidad de Zaragoza, La Almunia de Doña Godina, 50100 Zaragoza, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(12), 4807; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124807
Received: 22 May 2020 / Revised: 26 May 2020 / Accepted: 8 June 2020 / Published: 12 June 2020
In the current context of fast innovation in the field of urban resilience against extreme weather events, it is becoming more challenging for decision-makers to recognize the most beneficial adaptation measures for their cities. Detailed assessment of multiple measures is resource-consuming and requires specific expertise, which is not always available. To tackle these issues, in the context of the H2020 project RESCCUE (RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas), a methodology to effectively prioritize adaptation measures against extreme rainfall-related hazards in urban areas has been developed. It follows a multi-phase structure to progressively narrow down the list of potential measures. It begins using less resource-intensive techniques, to finally focus on the in-depth analysis on a narrower selection of measures. It involves evaluation of risks, costs, and welfare impacts, with strong focus on stakeholders’ participation through the entire process. The methodology is adaptable to different contexts and objectives and has been tested in two case studies across Europe, namely Barcelona and Bristol. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change adaptation; climate risk; socio-economic assessment; urban resilience climate change adaptation; climate risk; socio-economic assessment; urban resilience
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Guerrero-Hidalga, M.; Martínez-Gomariz, E.; Evans, B.; Webber, J.; Termes-Rifé, M.; Russo, B.; Locatelli, L. Methodology to Prioritize Climate Adaptation Measures in Urban Areas. Barcelona and Bristol Case Studies. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4807. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124807

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Guerrero-Hidalga M, Martínez-Gomariz E, Evans B, Webber J, Termes-Rifé M, Russo B, Locatelli L. Methodology to Prioritize Climate Adaptation Measures in Urban Areas. Barcelona and Bristol Case Studies. Sustainability. 2020; 12(12):4807. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124807

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Guerrero-Hidalga, María, Eduardo Martínez-Gomariz, Barry Evans, James Webber, Montserrat Termes-Rifé, Beniamino Russo, and Luca Locatelli. 2020. "Methodology to Prioritize Climate Adaptation Measures in Urban Areas. Barcelona and Bristol Case Studies" Sustainability 12, no. 12: 4807. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124807

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