Climate scenario’s; Do we think climate proof?

Climate challenges play an increasingly important role in policies and environmental planning. Extreme weather conditions are becoming more common and require climate adaptive solutions. Knowledge of the weather, climate and climate change is needed to make adequate decisions about the design of the urban environment.

In this course you will learn about the principles of climate and how climate scenarios can help you in finding solutions for drought, heat and flooding. You will analyse how climate-proof proposed measures are under a certain climate scenario. After the course you can properly substantiate solutions and oversee the consequences of those solutions. Additionally you will have sufficient input for policy making and are you well prepared for future climate.

Audience

Policy officers in the water sector
Sewage and urban water consultants

Goals

In this course we will handle the following subjects;

-the difference between weather and climate
-Global and local climate models
-how to interpret climate scenarios from KNMI for management and stress tests
– extreme events such as drought and precipitation
-what climate change means for your region
– how to make your environment climate proof based on climate scenarios

Duration

In two days you will get familiar with the theory about climate and climate scenarios in an interactive way. We will handle individual user cases, discuss the result of the stress test and how you can apply climate scenarios. We ask to during the cases, so you can make the theoretical knowledge directly applicable.