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London, United Kingdom - Developing a strong framework for adaptation planning
Case study accompanying the SWITCH project’s “Adapting urban water systems to climate change” handbook, which can be found on

The case study describes London’s efforts to adapt its water system to climate change.

The SWITCH project (2006-2011) aimed to achieve more sustainable urban water management in the “City of the Future”. A consortium of 33 partner organisations from 15 countries worked on innovative scientific, technological and socio-economic solutions with the aim of encouraging widespread uptake around the world.
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Case study_London_preview.pdf [Case study_London_preview.pdf, 1403.07 kb]
  • Political Commitment
  • Plan Action
  • Measures Implemented
  • Financing
Type of resource:
  • Case Study
  • Electronic resource
  • Awareness raising
  • General information
Author: Anne-Claire Loftus
Publisher: ICLEI European Secretariat
Published in: 2011
Last updated: 2011
Relevant for:
  • Europe
  • Municipal
  • Climate adaptation
  • Water
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Terms of use / copyright info:
The content in the handbook ‘Adapting urban water systems to climate change’ is under a license of Creative Commons specified as Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0. This license allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the training materials for non-commercial purposes, as long as they credit the copyright holder and license their new creations under the identical terms.
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