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Next Climathon Event 26 October 2018

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Tackling Water Innovation Challenges. Role of Copernicus EO products

The increase of the population in the cities and the impacts of climate change mean that the management of the integral water cycle must adapt to many scales - from local to regional - for both citizens and the environment.

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One of the main concerns of the Environment Department of the Municipality of Burjassot, regarding water issues, is their urban drainage system. Changes in the frequency, intensity and variability of extreme events originate urban floods that cause serious damages in the municipality. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) are crucial in Burjassot management of water resources.

The Burjassot city challenge basically consists of developing urban adaptation to climate change project-ideas in order to enhance socio-economic and environmental values in the water sensitive areas emphasised by the Burjassot City Council.

Challenge: How can we optimise water resources management?

What role do Copernicus EO data and products play in optimising water resources management? We give you 24 h to answer on the benefit of the city of Burjassot. Towards a Sustainable Urban Draining System for Burjassot and neighbouring municipalities (Rocafort, Godella, Masarrochos)

How can we develop urban adaptation to climate change projects in water sensitive areas?

Developing urban adaptation to climate change project-ideas is important to enhance socio-economic and environmental values in water sensitive areas

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Check out what happens at this Climathon!

Come and solve the climate challenges in a vibrant atmosphere, where energising food and drinks, inspirational workshops and talks, like-minded people, a chill-out and sleep area, as well as many other surprises are awaiting you.

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Organizers

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Dr. Ernesto Lopez-Baeza

General Organiser. Director of the Climatology from Satellites Group

Ernesto.Lopez@uv.es

Erika Albero Peralta & Carlos Rivero Moro

Co-Organisers

Erika.Albero@uv.es, riveromoro@gmail.com

Challenge: How can we optimise water resources management?

What role do Copernicus EO data and products play in optimising water resources management? We give you 24 h to answer on the benefit of the city of Burjassot. Towards a Sustainable Urban Draining System for Burjassot and neighbouring municipalities (Rocafort, Godella, Masarrochos)

How can we develop urban adaptation to climate change projects in water sensitive areas?

Developing urban adaptation to climate change project-ideas is important to enhance socio-economic and environmental values in water sensitive areas

Read more

Tackling Water Innovation Challenges. Role of Copernicus EO

How can we optimise water resources management and use? What role do Copernicus EO data and products play? We give you 24 h to answer on the benefit of the city of Burjassot. Come to the Science Library: cutting edge formation in water, like-minded people. globally, cool environment, unique activity

Next Climathon Event 26 October 2018

What's in it for me?

WHAT YOU CAN GET OUT OF IT

  • Design meaningful water solutions for your University's city of Burjassot
  • Learn Design Thinking as a problem-solving approach
  • Water solutions that may well become Business opportunities
  • Learn to establish the right Business Model and be able to attract support for it
  • Learn to access finance and attract investment
  • Combine climate change adaptation ideas with space, Earth Observation and GIS platforms
  • Share your ideas with the global Climathon audience... more than 100 cities in the world!
  • Learn to pitching through the eyes of a Jury Member
  • How to achieve pitching perfection
  • Convince the Jury with your final striking, effective, compelling pitch

BURJASSOT KEY WATER ISSUES

  • Urban floods management
  • City water flows
  • Coping with higher flooding risks and greater adverse effects
  • Improving storm water and wastewater networks
  • Flood adaptation measures
  • Install flood barriers
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
  • Dealing with imperviousness
  • Rainfall-runoff modelling
  • Local water storage. Designing water reservoirs. Water reuse
  • Green solutions
  • Improving poor infrastructures. Unplanned urbanisation
  • Urban water accounting
  • Towards a circular economy in water management
  • Reducing waste of energy and resources in treatment plant operations
  • Climate-neutral wastewater treatment
  • Urban Water Security Indices and Indicators

Cities are subject to continuous changes driven by demographic, economic, political, environmental, cultural and social factors. In principle, it may seem that water management in urban centers is basically limited to ensuring a centralised supply of water, controlling stormwater drainage and eliminating wastewater. But citizens demand water, safe water; floods that generate rainwater are difficult to take advantage of and wastewater is almost not used at all.Cities are subject to continuous changes driven by demographic, economic, political, environmental, cultural and social factors. In principle, it may seem that water management in urban centers is basically limited to ensuring a centralised supply of water, controlling stormwater drainage and eliminating wastewater. But citizens demand water, safe water; floods that generate rainwater are difficult to take advantage of and wastewater is almost not used at all.

Urban population increase and climate change impacts imply that the integral water cycle management must adapt to many scales  -from local to regional-   both for citizens and the environment. Changes in water consumption will certainly demand a new focus on water management: moving from a linear to a circular economy that is restorative and regenerative, and that aims to ensure that products, components and materials maintain their maximum utility and value at all times. New strategies should count on the maximum reuse of water and more efficient management of water resources. New challenges and new ideas mean that new water management must necessarily be innovative.

Join us!

We are looking for different participants to join the Climathon. Sign up for your profile now. Hurry up we only have a limited amount of seats!

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Schedule of the day

Check out our schedule for the 24-hours

09:00

Arrival and Registration

09:30

Welcome to Climathon (Opening Session)

10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

Coaching & Lecture Session 1

José Vicente Benadero García-Morato (General Directorate for Water, Generalitat Valenciana) – “Assisting the Regional Government in Water Management Issues”

11:00

Coaching & Lecture Session 2

Francisco Carbonell "IVACE’s Services for SMEs Iternationalisation.Showcase on the H2020 SME’s Tool" Ernesto López "From Research to Innovation: EO as a Business Opportunity"

11:30

Coaching & Lecture Session 3

Remote Sensing for Water Management Optimisation

12:30

Mentoring

Ideas Generation Dynamics. Brainstorming Session. Group Formation

13:30

Lunch

15:00

Coaching & Lecture Session 4: Water Resources Management and Use Optimisation

"Smart Solutions in Water Management", "Predicting Bicycle Rentals in Washington DC with Machine Learning and Meteorological Data", "Towards a Burjassot Municipality SUDS"

15:45

Coaching & Lecture Session 5

Teresa Blanco (Aragon Institute for Research Engineering, University of Zaragoza) - Design Thinking for Water Resources Management

16:15

Mentoring

Teresa Blanco & Belén Calavia (Aragon Institute for Research Engineering, University of Zaragoza) Design Workshop for Water Innovation (I)

17:15

Coffee Break

17:45

Working on Ideas

20:00

Dinner

21:00

“The Never Told Story of the Birth of the First Water Drop”

21:30

Working on Ideas

23:00

Online Connection with Climathon Central Event (TBC)

23:30

Mentoring

Tom Baur & Carlos Rivero "From Business Opportunity to Business Model and Networking” Carlos Rivero “From Business Model to Pitch Presentation”

00:30

Going on Working in Groups

03:00

break

04:00

Going on Working in Groups

7:00

Good Morning Climathon Burjassot! Brekkie

09:00

Presentation to the Jury. Jury Evaluation

10:30

Final Evaluation. Closure

10:00

Award Giving Ceremony

10:30

Final Evaluation. Closure

Prizes

This year we will have a winning team chosen by the jury and an award given by the public to the idea that has the greatest impact

Venue

Biblioteca de Ciencias "Eduard Boscà" Campus Burjassot, Valencia

Address

calle Dr. Moliner, 50
46100 - Burjassot, Valencia

How to get there

By train: Línea de metro: Línea 4. Estaciones: Campus Burjassot / Vicente Andrés Estellés

By bus: Líneas de autobús: 63

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