Through cross-border collaboration and 8 varied pilots, the STAR2Cs project has created adaptation solutions that are transferable and holistically build the capacity to deliver adaptation measures in the short-term.
Follow the links below to see how the organisations involved in STAR2Cs have embedded adaptation into their decision-making and planning processes to stimulate short-term incremental actions tailored to their local areas.
You can learn more about the individual pilot projects using the links below.
Climate Change Adaptation Programme for Kent and Medway
Through the STAR2Cs project, KCC and partners have identified a gap between national plans and local actions that are timed, costed and integrated into delivery mechanisms.
Development of the strategic plan ‘Room for Water: Dender Valley’
The strategic plan ‘Room for Water: Dender Valley’ aims to reduce flood risk, increase resilience and guide future developments in the area.
Zwalm Valley: Development of an adaptive valley vision and river contract
The Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) and the Province of East-Flanders (PoV) are jointly coordinating a pilot project in the Zwalmbeek river catchment in East Flanders.
Making infrastructure more robust for a long term resilience to climate change
Over the past three years, HHNK has used this approach to create 3Di models for 57 separate polder systems, generating 1,028 climate scenarios and evaluating over 250 potential measures.
Improving adaptation capacity of built infrastructure in urban areas
In this pilot, the Municipality of Capelle aan den Ijssel is looking for workable flooding solutions that foster long-term resilience in our region.
Decision making processes for short term measures related to long term goals in national adaptation strategies
In this pilot, our overriding goal is to improve public understanding and acceptance of adaptation measures in local development plans and increase public awareness of what people can do in and around their homes.
Defining resilient development plans for territories subject to flood risks
The Oise Valley Urban Planning Agency is analysing the risk of flooding in areas undergoing urban development with a focus on utility distribution systems and adaptation measures that will decrease their risk from flooding.
Developing the Maarkebeek valley vision to inform future adaptation
In this pilot, the STAR2Cs solution will be tested in the Maarkebeek Valley, where the Province of East Flanders coordinated the development of a ‘valley vision’ between 2015 and 2018.