Title Techniques and methods for climate change adaptation for cities
Project Number 2013-1-HU1-LEO05-09613
Product Study (gap analyzes)
Title Study (gap analyzes)
Product Type others
Marketing Text Results of survey, which was done in order to mapping the real needs and problems in the adaptation of climate change for the main target groups including waterworks and municipalities.
Description Study (gap analyses), based on the results of questionnaire's survey, which was done in order to mapping the needs for city administrators, authority and utilities` staff, and updating of vocational training options, conditions of project target groups.
Target group Project partners and professional bodies in relation of management and operational of city infrastructure.
The survey put into the evidence that most of the urban networks are joint systems and the collection systems were put under pressure due to flooding events. Another important result of the survey is the existence of hydraulic models for water distribution (approx. 50%), joint systems (75%) and rain collection systems (30%) which represents an advantage in easier identification of the solutions for climate change adaptation. Most of the respondents agreed that the hydraulic models should be extended for the whole network system and there could be also improvements in the way the models are used for daily activity of the operators. In the end the majority of participants to the survey expressed their interest in participation at a free training for 1-2 days with the theme „Techniques and methods for adaptation to climate change in urban areas".
Additional results is the critical review of legislation in Hungary related to urban water management.
Area of application
In Hungary: To mapping the needs for city administration, authority and utilities`staff, questionnaire survey was executed. In the first step the survey was carried out during the OKO-AQUA conference event. Participants were mainly water utility engineers and practicing engineers. Formal letter to mayors (settlements > 5000 PE) and online distribution via website was applied. 65 questionnaires were filled out and after the evaluation conclusions were drawn about the specific needs of the end users (different target groups for training).
Romania: The evaluation and testing was thought in different stages. First stage was accomplished during a national workshop where we received 14 filled questionnaires. As main comment after this first assessment stage it was proposed to complete the questionnaire with more relevant questions regarding climate change in urban areas, so that an improved questionnaire resulted after this workshop. Thus a second stage consisted in sending the new questionnaire via e-mail and by fax to be completed to 15 utility companies and 10 municipalities.