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Sustainable management of water in Radom City

Organisation: Institute for Sustainable Development - Foundation Website: Added: October 03, 2023
Project start date: July 16, 2015
Project end date: December 31, 2022


Project „Adaptation to climate change through sustainable management of water of the urban area in Radom City” (LIFERADOMKLIMA-PL) aimed in increasing climate resilience of the city of Radom by: 1) building demonstrative blue-green infrastructure e (BGI) for managing extreme rainwater flows and control flood risks (outside and within the city); 2) enhancing biodiversity by restoration and creation terrestrial and water microhabitats; 3) mainstreaming climate adaptation into city planning and supporting informed decisionmaking; 4) rising of awareness and building capacity on climate adaptation; 5) support exchange of knowledge and know-how. The Project was implemented in the partnership of Gmina Miasta Radomia, as the project leader with 3 co-beneficiaries: Wodociagi Miejskie w Radomiu Sp. z o. o., Uniwersytet Łódzki and a SME - FPP Enviro Sp. z o. o. The key outputs of the project included: 1) activating local stakeholders to work together in integrated climate actions; 2) climate change vulnerability assessment for Radom; 3) demonstrative large-scale BGI: • increased retention and purification capacity of 2 existing water ecosystems (Borki reservoir and sedimentation ponds); • 3 new large-scale areas to 8 mitigate the hydrometeorological risks (SSBS above the Borki reservoir, the Potok Północny and the Cerekwianka polders); • rehabilitation of urban river section (the Mleczna River); • 34 small-scale BGIs in the densely-developed city area (climaponds, climaboxes, green roofs on bus stops and bike shelters, swales, tree-trenches, permeable surface); 4) education and information materials and improved awareness and dissemination of the climate change effects around the local communities; 5) improved biodiversity.

Financial data

Total budget: EUR 5,838 099, EU contribution: EUR 2,933,976


At the end of the project, Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ecohydrology Program of the UNESCO’s IHP (International Hydrological Program), composed of internationally well- known scientists from all over the world invited LIFE-RADOMKLIMA-PL project and the City of Radom to become a member of the Global Network of Ecohydrology Demonstration Sites of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Program. Some difficulties could not be avoided during the implementation of this project - for example two green roof bus stops (Jagielloński Square) created as part of the „LIFERADOMKLIMA-PL” was criticized in the local media. The problem was maintaining greenery at bus shelters.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.