Beneficiary responsible for implementation: Central Denmark Region (CDR)

Number of days estimated spent on action in phase 1: 155 Days

Budget: 141.130 €


CDR take on the role as a facilitator, coordinator and networking body of the CCA activities.

Relation to Climate Change Adaption (CCA) plans: 

9 of the 21 municipalities as well as the 2 risk management plans mention issues related to lakes and rivers in their CCA plans (cf. Figure 1).

Linked to Complementary Actions: 

  1. Watercourse restauration: Actual restauration of watercourses supplementing C2C CC by retaining water flow upstream and improving biodiversity. Complements C3. [Funded by the Danish AgriFish Agency under the EAFRD 2014-2020]

Description (What, how, when and where):
The objective of this action is: To increase the resilience of land alongside river banks taking into consideration the environmental state and biodiversity and to enhance urban resilience.

This action has a twofold purpose

Firstly, to secure knowledge sharing, inspiration and capacity building across the actions dealing with lakes and rivers within C2C CC. The following actions deal with river systems in different ways: C10, C11, C12, C13, C14 and C16. These actions will individually develop knowledge on CCA and rivers within different aspects, which can benefit the other actions.

Furthermore, the actions can gain from each other’s thoughts and processes, whereas continuous contact between the actions will encourage knowledge sharing.

This is underlined by the fact that modelling, interpretations, analysis and data sampling are similar in the different catchments.

Secondly, to draw on specific aspects across C10, C11, C12, C13, C14 and C16, which will benefit the CCA agenda nationally as well as within the EU.

These aspects are currently the highly debated themes of the synergies and trade-offs between CCA and water ecology, the need for warning systems related to flooding of rivers and local contingency planning, and the synergies between farming and wetland restoration.

In regard to the latter, Denmark is traditionally a country with a long agricultural history and an ongoing national debate deals with the delicate balance between agricultural development and the environment. 

C2.1 Experiences with modelling large catchments

C2.2 Warning system

C2.3 The role of land use management and wetland restoration in CCA

C2.4 Impacts of CCA on freshwater ecology

Reasons why this action is necessary

Constraints and assumptions

Expected results

Cost estimation


Milestones C.2.1 – C2.4