City of Copenhagen

DESCRIPTION

The Technical and Environmental Administration is one of seven administrations in the City of Copenhagen. The administration consists of four service sectors which together have the responsibility to run and develop the city for the benefit of citizens, users and industry. One of the service sectors is City Usage which handles mobility and city life in Copenhagen. City Usage ensures that companies and citizens comply with the rules of nature and environmental protection and provide support and service in the city.

Environmental Protection Department is a part of City Usage and is responsible for granting permits and supervises the environment and nature in relation to air, odour, noise, waste, soil and water. This also includes the monitoring of groundwater levels as a result of prolonged and / or intense rainfall, increased infiltration due to a more porous city and affected by the impact of climate change .

MAIN ROLE IN THE PROJECT

The City of Copenhagen (CPH) will be responsible for the Copenhagen Demo site and communicating with stakeholders in the Copenhagen municipality. CPH will coordinate stakeholder involvement in the adjacent Frederiksberg, support collaboration with the HOFOR water utility and provide insurance data for use in evaluating the value of ecosystem services in climate adaptation. CPH in collaboration with primarily GEUS will support the development of a monitoring and modelling system for the assessment of the insurance value of ecosystem services, i.e. blue and green urban infrastructure for selected climate change adaptation initiatives in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, accounting for urban hydrogeology, elevated groundwater levels and anticipated sea level rise. CPH will support conceptual model development in collaboration with GEUS to assess the significance of climate, hydrogeology and environmental ecosystem services as related to extreme events. Finally CPH supports efforts for operationalising, potential upscaling, transferability and diffusion of best practices to other Demo basins in NAIAD.