HSHL01A: Climate in spatial decision making

The consequences of climate change on water management aren’t taken into account sufficiently when choosing locations for new functions or redevelopment of current locations. A good assessment is of importance to prevent high costs in future water management.

The goal of this project was to develop and apply a dialogue supporting assessment framework. This framework ensures that the long term effects of climate change play a role in the process of spatial planning in a transparent fashion. It can be applied when selecting new locations for spatial development as well as when redeveloping existing residential, business and greenhouse areas.

The methodology is primarily developed and applied for the Hotspot Haaglanden. It is, however, also transferable to other regions and supplemented with other climate effects beside water management, for example heat stress.