The project aims to alleviate the adverse effects of extreme hydroclimatic events such as floods and droughts on urban catchments and develop innovative tools to assess risks and improve the resilience of urban water systems.
To achieve these goals, the project will:
- Develop new management tools for holistic integrated urban water management planning and risk
assessment, including subsurface variability, ground- and storm water..
- Improve the knowledge and understanding of the effects of climate change on soil-water interaction in urban and peri-urban areas, including the assessment of occurrences of frozen soils, rain-on-snow and snowmelt events, and their impacts on catchment runoff and its management.
- Identify and enhance the benefits of urban ecosystem services for mitigation of extreme climatic events.
Based on the results of the above-mentioned goals, we will in a next step:
- Apply innovative Disaster Risk Management Quick-Scan methods for flood and heat stress effects in 3 selected urban catchments in Bergen, Norway, Bucharest, Romania, and Groningen in the Netherlands..
- Improve identification, characterisation and valuation of the benefits of urban ecosystem services (ESS) offered by the urban subsurface and nature-based water management solutions in 2 urban catchments.
- Link multiple time series of satellite observations (InSAR) to hydroclimatic events and calibrate these with innovative on-site hydrological monitoring, with the objective to spatially extrapolate the on-site point observations to more cost-efficient catchment scale satellite observations.
- Develop improved resilience in multifunctional storm- and grey water treatment operations with processes for water quality treatment, peak attenuation and water balance focus to protect aquatic ecosystems.
- Coupling the surface and subsurface in risk assessment and mitigation of extreme hydroclimatic effects.
The project will result in direct mitigation measures against harmful impacts of extreme hydroclimatic
events through technological innovation, multidisciplinary risk assessment and 3D visualization tools that will
engage end users and stakeholders.
!NXCES is a WATER JPI project led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Project partners are the University of applied sciences Groningen (HSG), Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and the Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest.