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TRIPLE C : Climate resilient Community-based Catchment planning and management

Description:

The coming decades are likely to see a higher flood risk in Europe and greater economic damage. New cost-effective solutions for improving environmental and economic resilience are needed in the region. Due to erosion and sedimentation, the buffering and discharge capacity of waterways and fields are being lost, resulting in an increased flooding risk. There is a need to implement techniques that reduce flooding by reducing water runoff and soil erosion.

The TRIPLE C partnership will reduce flooding in the participating catchment areas by demonstrating and validating, though a series of pilot projects, how farmers can create cost-saving water retention and erosion control measures upstream. Co-developed by networks of farmers and water managers, these will take better control of additional rainfall at the source of the issues and result in wide ranging benefits to both the farmers and local communities and other stakeholders. Specific objectives are:

  1. To increase knowledge and improve awareness & involvement of local stakeholders in catchment-based climate adaptation solutions;
  2. To implement and evaluate participatory catchment-based climate adaptation solutions.

Project information

Lead

Somerset County Council, United Kingdom

Partners

FWAG (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group) South West, United Kingdom

Devon Wildlife Trust, United Kingdom

Kent County Council, Netherlands

Brabantse Delta WaterBoard, Netherlands

ZLTO (Southern Dutch Farmer and Horticulturists Organization), Belgium/Flanders

Province of Antwerp, Belgium/Flanders

Inagro, Belgium/Flanders

ABC Eco², Belgium/Flanders

Province of East Flanders, Belgium/Flanders

Vegetable research centre East Flanders, Belgium/Flanders

The Flemish Environment Agency, Belgium/Flanders

Source of funding

Interreg 2 Seas Programme

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