City Profiles

Arnsberg - Germany

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Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
Yes, we have an adaptation strategy
Name of the strategy/ plan (If adopted)
Draft Proposal Climate Protection and Adaptation Concept
Date of strategy/plan approval
16 Feb 2011

Good practice / spotlight item

Widening creeks as flood prevention measure
Since 2011 Arnsberg has had a comprehensive ‘Integrated Climate Protection Concept' that includes a number of activities indirectly related to adaptation. In addition, Arnsberg has already begun to take concrete adaptation action. In August 2007 the region was hit with 2 days of heavy rainfall within a 10-day period that resulted in flooding and a situation in which debris hindered the retreat of excess water. To avoid such situations in the future and prepare for 100-year floods, Arnsberg received funding from the state of North Rhein-Westphalia in October 2007 to begin widening 4 creeks in the most high-risk areas. Construction was undertaken on 2.7 km of creeks. More information can be found here.
Arnsberg
Wannebach creek in Niedereimer before (above) and after (right) the widening.

Climate change impacts

  • Ice and Snow
  • Flooding
  • Storms

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Transport

Mayor

Hans-Josef Voge

Population

74000 inhabitants

Contact person

Dr. Gotthard Scheja
Director, Office of Environment

Email

buergermeister@arnsberg.de
Website

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

22 Jul 2014

Last Update

18 Oct 2016

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