CATCH in Norwich

Friday, March 9, 2018 - Published by Manon van de Riet
The last couple of days, the CATCH team visited Norwich. It was the second 3-day team meeting for the partners. The benchmark study for urban climate adaptation, communication, and the stakeholder analysis were the biggest focus points.

The first day was all about further developing the decision support tool for urban climate adaptation and perfecting the indicators of the benchmark study. Examples of benchmark indicators are the amount of greenery in the city, the quality of the sewage maintenance, or the level of awareness of its citizens. Each partner will have to fill it in at the beginning of the project, giving each indicator a score from 1 to 5. This will create a base-line for the study. At the end of the project, the partners will fill it in again. The partners can then compare how they progressed in becoming a water sensitive city.

The second day, the team dove into the wonderful world of communication and project environment analysis. We started the day with making a vlog, which took some of the partners out of their comfort zone. Afterwards we talked about making an impact and grabbing the attention of stakeholders, and worked on an individual stakeholder analysis. 

Afterwards we visited the sewage water treatment plant of Norwich. They told us how the water cycle works and who is responsible for waste-, drinking- and surface water in the UK. Of course the bright vests and purple gloves created the ideal silly picture moment.

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