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Climate Adaptation & Flood Risk Management

The present situation requires adaptation to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Both mitigation of and adaption to climate change call for a holistic, cross-boundary and cross discipline approach, involving many sectors, such as transport, energy, critical infrastructure, urban development and environment.

 
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Ramboll is among the world’s leading consultants, offering everything from large to small scale planning and implementation services for climate adaptation and flood risk management. We help our customers identify the challenges, quantify financial implications of climate change, and find alternative solutions for the consequences – mitigation as well as adaptation focusing on enhancing multi-benefits. We serve both the public and private sectors, at national, regional and local levels.

Visualisation of climate adaptation project by the lake of Sankt Jorgen and the Planetarium in Copenhagen, Denmark

Integrated services

An increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather patterns will further increase this risk, contributing to flooding from rivers and from urban drainage systems with insufficient capacity.

These challenges call for implementation of adaptive measures in coastal zone management, river basin management, water supply, and storm- and wastewater management, to name just a few. Our experience in hydraulic modelling and risk assessment of flooding from the sea, rivers and drainage systems allows our customers to make informed decisions about future investments.

Environmentally and financially sustainable solutions rely on an evaluation of flood risk and costs for climate adaptation. Investments in climate-adapted buildings and infrastructure can not only help to safeguard standards of living but can also avoid undesirable human and material losses from extreme weather and flooding.

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Our services include

- Screening for climate related risks
- Hydrological assessment and surveys
- Due diligence studies, master planning, investment planning and site proposals
- 1D/2D hydraulic modelling, and floodplain mapping
- Flood risk estimation, screenings and flood defense appraisal
- Sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) design
- Sustainable urban districts planning DGNB, LEED etc.
- Environment Agency permits, consents and licenses
- Flood warning and evacuation plans

Our clients include municipalities, utility companies, developers, private land owners, property managers, investors and insurers. We also provide services to government's Environment Agencies, regional and local authorities, international organisations like EU and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) like EBRD, EIB, ADB and DANIDA.
 

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Related services
  • Landscape and urban design
  • Water resources management
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Water supply and leakage
  • Energy, climate and environment

Feature article about battling extreme weather in Asia

Citizens in coastal regions of Asia could face some of the worst effects of global warming. A new study has been launched to identify the most effective adaptation and funding options to create the strongest resilience possible.


 

Feature article about Denmark's climate change adaptation
From August 2010 to August 2011, the City of Copenhagen—the capital of Denmark—was hit by three devastating cloudbursts in a 12-month period. As a consequence, the city decided it had to do something to protect the city from future damage.

Contacts

Hanne Christensen
Managing Director, Water
T+45 5161 8436
Ehnc@ramboll.com
Christian Nyerup Nielsen
Christian Nyerup Nielsen
Global Service Line Leader, Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk Management
T+45 5161 6277
Ecnn@ramboll.dk