Title Techniques and methods for climate change adaptation for cities
Project Number 2013-1-HU1-LEO05-09613
Product Summary documents on testing
Title Summary documents on testing
Product Type others
Marketing Text Two pilot studies were executed in Tata (Hungary) and in Bucharest (Romania)for testing data availability and the application of modelling tools for the simulation of climate change impact on sewerage systems. results contributed to to develop educational materials in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Small case pilot studies were executed to test the applicability of measuring and modelling tools. Results contributed to national level presentations by real example, to show the tested know-how transfer and by their point out to important issues on national level (to provide basis for multiplication impacts)
to develop educational materials in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Target group project partners, water utilities (operators) and professional bodies in relation of management and operational of city infrastructure
Result The knowledge gathered by execution of pilot work (evaluation of measured data, model build and and simulation of sewer system) was transferred to relevant stakeholders. Thus all the knowledge regarding the needs for the water operators in relation with climate change adaptation and software tools was put together in a guideline for climate change adaptation in urban areas in both countries.
Area of application
Two different systems were designated for pilot studies: Tata separated wastewater collection system in Hungary and Bucharest combined sewer system in Romania. The operators of sewerage systems were P1 in Tata (Hungary) and P4 in Bucharest (Romania). At the Tata pilot project the most serious problem is the regularly occurring surcharge of sewer system during rainy events. At the Bucharest pilot field, where the sewerage system is a so called combined system (the same pipe network transports both the waste and rain water), serious flooding occurs during rain events. At both sites the nowadays problem expectedly occurs more frequently due to climate change impacts.
Monitoring program was executed in both sites, as well as building up the simulation models. The monitoring and building of models was supervised and managed by P2. The execution of tasks was supported by the trainings held regularly and the frequently done on line and skype consultations.