Adaptation case studies
This set of adaptation case studies was one of the outputs from the Well Adapting East Midlands project with upper tier local authorities in 2011/12. The aim was to provide a range of examples of how adaptation is being delivered in practice across the East Midlands. They include different approaches to the management of flood risk (the main climate risk to the whole of the region) in urban, rural and coastal areas, adaptation and the natural environment, sustainable urban drainage, adaptation and the built environment (in new build and existing stock) and the management of extreme weather events, including severe cold in the upland areas of Derbyshire.
We are grateful to our team of local Climate Change Project Officers who did most of the work on these for their host councils.
Managing Extreme Weather in Bassetlaw, north Nottinghamshire | (pdf 692kb)
Our City, Our River - masterplan for the River Derwent through the centre of Derby | (pdf 1.2MB)
Extreme Winter Weather Management in Derbyshire | (pdf 982kb)
Sustainable Urban Drainage in a new housing development in Hamilton, Leicester | (pdf 703kb)
Assessing buildings at risk of flooding or subsidence in Leicester | (pdf 631kb)
Managing flood risk in Leicestershire (Community flood wardens, Farming and Water for the Future, Understanding flood risk) | (pdf 1.2MB)
We're prepared for coastal flooding - are you? Lincolnshire's coastal adaptation pathfinder projects. | (pdf 1.3MB)
Adaptation and the Natural Environment in a district, city and county (Mansfield, Nottingham and Northamptonshire) | (pdf 1.8MB)
Building in adaptation from the outset in Rutland, into the new Oakham C of E primary school | (pdf 1.3MB)