The BINGO project was presented at the World Water Week in Stockholm on Thursday, 1 September 2016 - Building Climate Resilience of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation.
World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
The session provided an important next step for framing the sector dialogue around climate resilience in WSS service delivery facing different climate change scenarios. Rafaela Matos, BINGO Project Coordinator, presented the project methodology, conscient that with the appropriate adjustements, the work undertaken in the BINGO research sites can be replicated in other continents, such as Africa. Both the scientific and governance aspects of BINGO (Actionable Research & Communities of Practice) were highly appreciated among the World Bank experts.
Paul Fleming, Member of the BINGO Advisory Board, also participated in the session, presenting the strategies for addressing climate risks in Seattle, USA.
Paul Fleming directs the climate resiliency group for Seattle Public Utilities, where he is responsible for assessing climate risks, developing adaptation options and building peer to peer partnerships in the utility sector and co-production relationships with the research community. He is the former chair of the Water Utility Climate Alliance, co-authored the water resources and adaptation chapters of the 2014 US National Climate Assessment and is chair of the Project Advisory Board of BINGO.
Rafaela de Saldanha Matos is a Principal Researcher and Vice-president of the Scientific Council and past Head of the Hydraulics and Environmental Department of the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC), Lisbon, Portugal. More than 35 years experience in applied research with focus on urban hydrology, urban water management, assessment of water services and European and International regulations and standards. She is currently the leader of the BINGO project.