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Water 2018, 10(10), 1356; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10101356

Resilience to Cope with Climate Change in Urban Areas—A Multisectorial Approach Focusing on Water—The RESCCUE Project

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Aquatec, SUEZ Advanced Solutions–Urban Drainage and Resilience Direction, Barcelona 08038, Spain
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Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de La Almunia, Universidad de Zaragoza, La Almunia de Doña Godina 50100, Spain
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FIC—Climate Research Foundation, Madrid 28013, Spain
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Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK
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Opticits Towards Resilience, Barcelona 08022, Spain
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Cetaqua, Water Technology Centre, Barcelona 08940, Spain
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LNEC—National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon 1700-066, Portugal
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Received: 7 August 2018 / Revised: 18 September 2018 / Accepted: 26 September 2018 / Published: 29 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
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Abstract

The RESCCUE Project is an H2020 research project that aims to help cities around the world to become more resilient to physical, social, and economic challenges, using the water sector as the central point of the approach. RESCCUE will generate models and tools to bring this objective to practice, while delivering a framework enabling city resilience assessment, planning and management. This will be achieved by integrating software tools, methods, and new knowledge related to the detailed urban services performance into novel and promising loosely coupled models (integrated models), multi-risk assessment method, and a comprehensive resilience platform. These tools will allow urban resilience assessment from a multisectorial approach, for current and future climate change scenarios, including multiple hazards and cascading effects. The RESCCUE approach will be implemented in three EU cities (Barcelona, Bristol, and Lisbon) and, with the support of UN-Habitat, disseminate their results among other cities belonging to major international networks. The aim of this paper is to present the main goals of this project, as well as the approach followed and the main expected results after the four years of implementation, so other cities around the world can use the RESCCUE approach to increase their resilience. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban resilience; climate change; urban services; water cycle; adaptation; disaster risk management urban resilience; climate change; urban services; water cycle; adaptation; disaster risk management
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Velasco, M.; Russo, B.; Martínez, M.; Malgrat, P.; Monjo, R.; Djordjevic, S.; Fontanals, I.; Vela, S.; Cardoso, M.A.; Buskute, A. Resilience to Cope with Climate Change in Urban Areas—A Multisectorial Approach Focusing on Water—The RESCCUE Project. Water 2018, 10, 1356.

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