The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference 2017 - www.ecca2017.eu - was held in Glasgow between 5th to 9th June, and the MGSDP was well represented.
In addition to the MGSDP leading a Session entitled Managing rainfall to control flooding and improve water quality on the 7th June, the MGSDP also participated in a 'challenge' event, led by Climate-KIC (the EU's main climate innovation initiative) - www.climate-kic.org on urban flood mitigation with the aim of identifying interventions to attenuate surface water runoff in urban areas that can be retrofitted to commercial or residential properties, to reduce flood risk. The SuDSBox team won the prize of £20,000 support from Climate-KIC, and further information on the challenge event is available here: www.climate-kic.org/news/climate-kic-ecca-2017/
Also, on 8th June, the MGSDP led an excursion of over 30 people on a tour of some key surface water management interventions in the east end of Glasgow at Carstairs St, Strathclyde St, Shawfield and the Games Village, which was very well received by those that attended.
(Summer 2017 Newsletter)