Longterm and adaptable flood planning in Randers

September 30, 2020

A very flat coastal nation

Denmark is a coastal nation and due to the terrain being predominately flat, many areas are especially vulnerable towards the rising sea-levels, flooding, and storm surges. The inlet of Randers is one of the areas that are particular vulnerable and an area that will be under pressure of climate change in the foreseeable future. Therefore, there is a need to prepare for the inevitable challenges to come.

 

The Danish Board of Technology will be using a Danish adapted version, of the Dutch-created DAPP concept (Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways), which in turn is a modified version of the EU-financed project FRAMES (Flood Resilient Areas by Multi LayEred Safety). This method will be used for the preparation of an adaptive plan that will secure an adaptable response towards flooding and rising sea-level scenarios, in Randers Fjord.

 

Close collaboration

The project will be executed in close collaboration with local experts from the municipality of Randers, in order to secure the best selection of outcomes of the possible actions, which matches with the future vision that they have of the area.

 

The final product of the project will be a presentation of a set of decisions that can be taken, which contains short, medium and a long-term planning horizons. These will present several actions which can be initiated to ensure the protection of the area around the inlet of Randers.

For the citizens of the municipality of Randers it is crucial that decisive actions like these are taken, in order to handle the future consequences of climate change.