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Record number 2093213
Article title Planning support system for climate adaptation: composing effective sets of blue-green measures to reduce urban vulnerability to extreme weather events
Author(s) Voskamp, I.M. ; Ven, F.H.M. van de
Journal title Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications
Part(Year)Number 83(2015)
Pages 159 - 167
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Keyword(s) (cab) climate adaptation / urban planning / precipitation / water storage / ecosystem services
Categories Climatic Change
Publication type Scientific article
Language English
About The risk of pluvial flooding, heat stress and drought is increasing due to climate change. To increase urban resilience to extreme weather events, it is essential to combine green and blue infrastructure and link enhanced storage capacity in periods of water surplus with moments of water shortage as well as water availability with heat stress. ‘Blue-green measures’ is a collective term for sustainable green and blue infrastructure that utilises underlying ecosystem functions to deliver multiple benefits: for example, cooling via evapotranspiration, water storage for heavy rainfall events, discharge peak attenuation, seasonal water storage, and groundwater recharge. Measures contribute most to climate adaptation when implemented in combinations.
KfC/CcSP  
program Knowledge for Climate (KfC)
theme HS2 Hotspotoverstijgende thema's
project (Thema 4) Klimaatbestendige steden
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