BINGO partners attended the 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD) in Prague, Czech Republic, 10-15 September 2017.
Since 1981, the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD) has organized the triennial International Conferences on Urban Drainage (ICUDs). Recognised as the most important international event in the field of urban drainage, ICUDs are held in different parts of the world by groups of active researchers, selected and designated by the JC after a competitive assessment of submitted proposals. The ICUD conference aims to present the latest advances and innovative approaches in fundamental and applied research on urban drainage, taking into account meteorological, hydrological, hydraulic, water quality and socio-economic aspects worldwide.
Erle Kristvik from NTNU made a presentation about the BINGO research in Bergen:
Seasonal variations in precipitation and the performance of stormwater collection systems
E. Kristvik, T. M. Muthanna, Norwegian Unversity of Science and Technology
This study presents an assessment of precipitation-based climate indices for the city of Bergen, Norway, with focus on the link between seasonal varations of climate indices and generated stormwater. The assessment is performed on historical data as a first step to climate change impact assessments. Because the selected climate indices are based on daily precipitation amounts, the computational need is lowered and the assessment can serve as a supplement to impact studies that investigate changes in sub-daily precipitation extremes.
In addition, Ana Estela Barbosa from LNEC presented an article with Rafaela Matos:
Water Management in a changing climate: Research at the service of society
BINGO project is providing practical knowledge and adaptation measures to water managers, decision and policy-makers affected by climate change (CC). This work carried out a synthetic literature overview of concerns and approaches to water management in CC scenarios, and elaborates on what are the key problems and concerns. The importance of good communication with end users and decision makers is also addressed. It is agreed that increased flexibility and experimentalism in research and decision-making are crucial to tackle climate change issues. These results contribute to improve the project approach to communication and coproduction, emphasizing its outreach and societal value.
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