This project has recived funding from European Comission by means of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under Grant Agreement no. 700174


Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. These cities are constantly facing different impacts of climate change.

“Climate change presents a wide range of serious risks, but also offers the opportunity to drive forward innovative adaptation actions”, - state the organisers of ECCA 2017, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, which took place in Glasgow , Scotland on  6– 8 June 2017.

The RESCCUE message is spreading: during the past month, Dr Albert Chen, Dr Barry Evans and Ms Alison Prior from the CWS presented their work on the RESCCUE project in Taiwan and China.

On 5–7 June 2017 Helsinki hosted the first ever World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF), a key event which gathered over 500 participants, including, among others, top experts, decision makers and entrepreneurs. Opticits was also invited to present the RESCCUE project in the session “17 circular SMEs meeting 17 Sustainable Development Goals". 


On May 24, 2017, the Centre for Water Systems (CWS) of the University of Exeter, organised a workshop as a clustering event between EU funded projects (with CWS as partner) related to flooding, risk assessment and hydroinformatics.

Summary of the presentation event “Building a more resilient Barcelona to climate change”
The RESCCUE project organized a conference called “Building a more resilient Barcelona to climate change”, held on the 14th of November 2016 in Can Serra, Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain). During different points of view on urban resilience were shared and the future challenges of Barcelona were identified.