Posted on 17/11/21 by Kristen Guida
Climate risk mapping workshop event Our climate risk mapping has been put through its paces recently as part of GLA projects like Grow Back Greener and Future Neighbourhoods 2030. But we’re still keen to support partners and stakeholders who might want to use it in developing projects, programmes, and strategies. If you’d like to find out more about the mapping and how it can be applied in your work area, you can join us on Wednesday, 8 December, 3:30-5:00pm. Just email Kristen if you’re interested in attending.
London Flood Awareness Week Alongside the Environment Agency’s Flood Action Week November 22-28, the GLA will run a campaign aiming to raise Londoners’ awareness of their flood risk, particularly the risk of surface water flooding, and of the low-cost actions they can take to be better prepared for flood events. Support and amplify messages by re-tweeting @LDN_Environment and using hashtag #LDNFloodAware. There’s a media toolkit including images, sample tweets, and links to a blog and the main Flood Aware web page. Feel free to share this with your networks and comms teams. And let us know how and where you’ve used the content so that we can keep track of what is useful for future campaigns. Come back to me if you have any questions.
Met Office urban heat service update As part of a webinar series for local and regional government, the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) will run an Environment and Climate Change event on 18 November. Join to hear a presentation from Met Office Climate Services Scientist Victoria Ramsey about progress with the prototype urban climate service to help cities understand and manage heat, and about Met Office’s plans to build on that work to explore spatial components of current and future heat vulnerability and present this information in an innovative way. Find further details on the ESRI website, along with information about the wider series of events, which highlight real-world examples of successful digital transformation programmes.
OneLess celebration event The #OneLess project, a collaborative experimental effort to reduce and remove single-use plastic water bottles from London, is wrapping up and all are invited to a celebration event on 30 November at 5pm at ZSL London Zoo. #OneLess was established in 2016 to try and create a culture shift in an urban environment to reduce ocean plastic. Using systems change and values-based approaches, #OneLess has been influencing policy, improving drinking water infrastructure, working with businesses and venues, and connecting Londoners to the value of the ocean via the River Thames. Through the support of a wide network, it has been able to position London on the global stage as a leader in tackling ocean plastic pollution at source. Join the event (register at the link) to celebrate the project’s achievements and hear what’s next for London as a world leader in the fight against plastic pollution.
Climate change adaptation and resilience of road networks The Uganda National Roads Authority will host this international webinar on 6-8 December to share ways that road and transportation agencies around the world are making transportation infrastructure more resilient to climate change. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, but anyone is welcome to join to hear about topics including Infrastructure Risk, Vulnerability, and Resilience; Impacts of Climate Change, All-Hazards, and Environmental Threats to Road Infrastructure and Operations; Adaptation Frameworks, Strategies, Methodologies, and Tools; Building Capacity for Adaptation – Social Environmental Aspects of Resilience; and Impact of COVID-19 on Resilience. Find more information and register here.
Survey: challenges to scaling SuDS delivery in urban areas The London Strategic SuDS Pilot working group is exploring the challenges to improving delivery of SuDS and seeks to gather advice through a short survey. The survey has been commissioned by Thames Water as part of the project, and aims to gather a better understanding of the perceptions of those working in or around the planning, delivery, and stewardship of SuDS. In particular, it will explore the perceived drivers, barriers, and knowledge gaps that hinder delivery of SuDS in urban areas. All survey responses are confidential, and if you have questions about it, feel free to get in touch with Stuart Connop. The deadline to complete it is Friday, 3 December.