City emergency planning in a changing climate: 1st stakeholder workshop
On 27 September 2017, a workshop was organised in Antwerp, Belgium, to discuss the emergency planning needs in a changing climate and identify the most useful climate services Climate-fit.city could develop.
The workshop was attended by 10 stakeholders involved in the city emergency planning, including representatives of the Antwerp’s Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management, the Fire Brigade, the City of Antwerp Climate Adaptation Management and Water Management, the Local Police of Zone Antwerp, the Belgian Defense and the Federal Health Institute.
The workshop was very successful since many needs related to “city emergency planning in a changing climate” were identified. Based on these needs, an Emergency Planning Service is proposed to be developed within the project.
The Service will deliver:
- changes in the frequency of extreme rain storms and pluvial floods, and related changes in the pluvial flood risk areas,
- quantified impacts on the disaster emergency planning,
- revised traffic routes depending on the inundated areas. It will lead to a climate-proof emergency plan for extreme rainfall and pluvial flood related disasters.