dcsimg Climate adaptation study in New York City - Ramboll Group
Climate adaptation study in New York City
Project data
Client: The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP)

Services we provided
Climate Adaptation & Flood Risk Management
Socio-Economic Impact Assessments

The team
Steven Roy
Trine Stausgaard Munk
Jonathan A. Leonardsen

Climate adaptation study in New York City

New York City, USA ¤

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has selected Ramboll to conduct a best practice study on cloudburst resiliency planning in order to further strengthen the city's ability to plan and execute complex climate adaptation projects in the future.

The study is entitled Cloudburst Resiliency Planning Study – Best Practices for Managing Stormwater in a Changing Climate.

Initially, Ramboll will recommend and test approaches to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating heavy rainfall into ongoing planning and future investments in climate adaptation solutions.

Ramboll will bring in experience from similar projects in other urban areas around the world, e.g. Copenhagen where Ramboll has developed a cloudburst mitigation strategy for four 'catchment areas'.


More information

Blue-green infrastructure can increase the urban value of New York City
Executive summary

In order to assess the potential of addressing intense rainfall through integrated planning using mainly blue-green infrastructure, Ramboll has conducted a Cloudburst Resiliency Planning Study on behalf of NYC Department of Environment Protection. Learn how this approach can improve the urban life in the city of all cities in the study’s executive summary.

Executive summary

Christian Nyerup Nielsen
Christian Nyerup Nielsen
Global Service Line Leader, Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk Management
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