Setting the stage:
Climate Change and Extreme Events Scenarios

Use these guidelines to:

Create local climate change scenarios

Local scenarios integrate information on global climate models and local observations. They serve as input for impact modelling in each urban sector.

Climate change scenarios were generated for the three RESCCUE cities according to different cli-mate variables to be considered in the risk assessment, so the adaptation measures can be implemented. To reduce the uncertainty level, a great set of climate scenarios was used.

Results showed an increase of mean temperature and heat waves, changes in rainfall concentration and in the extremes of sea level and wave height, among others.

5 steps to your solution:

  • What is your problem?

  • What benefits should you achieve?

  • What do you need to know?

  • What can you use?

  • What should you do?

Climate change and extrem events scenarios experts:

Several RESCCUE partners worked together under the leadership of FIC to identify the climate change drivers and related extreme events and to generate the climate scenarios for Barcelona, Lisbon and Bristol:

  • FIC (Climate Research Foundation)
  • Aquatec – Suez Advanced Solutions
  • Cetaqua (Water Technology Centre)
  • Opticits
  • LNEC (Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil)
  • EDP Distribuiçao Energia
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
  • Bristol City Council

FIC (Climate Research Foundation) was responsible for generating all the climatic, decadal and seasonal scenarios to be used in a common way in the three cities of RESCCUE.

FIC offers simulation and climate prediction services on a local scale, including seasonal prediction, obtaining specific derived variables according to the requirements of each user.

The Climate Research Foundation also participates in different international projects related to climate change and climate variability aimed at improving adaptation for civil protection and the environment, as well as the management of value chains and livelihoods.

Expert contact info:
28013 Madrid
Phone numbers:
915 210 111 – 911 400 793

RESCCUE helps you make your city resilient to climate change

The RESCCUE project

RESCCUE (RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas—a multisectorial approach focusing on water) is Europe’s first large-scale innovation and urban resilience project, aimed to improve the capability of cities to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant climate-change related threats with minimum damage.

3 cities, 3 different challenges

The models and tools developed within RESCCUE to analyse urban resilience based on a multisectorial approach have been validated in three different cities, carefully selected by their representativeness of the European diversity in terms of climate type and city characteristics: Barcelona, Lisbon and Bristol.

A multisectorial approach, a key advantage of RESCCUE

The RESCCUE perspective is a holistic one, which focuses rather on the interconnections than on separate city units of the urban infrastructure networks. To interconnect the several sectorial models, the project takes advantage of the existent HAZUR tool and methodology.


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