RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas (RESCCUE)

RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas (RESCCUE) aims to deliver a framework enabling city resilience assessment, planning and management by integrating into software tools new knowledge related to the detailed water-centered modeling of strategic urban services performance into a comprehensive resilience platform. These tools will assess urban resilience from a multisectorial approach, for current and future climate change scenarios and including multiple hazards. The project will review and integrate in the general framework existing options to assess climate change impacts and urban systems vulnerabilities allowing to assess multisectorial dependencies under multiple climate change scenarios. This will enable city managers and urban system operators deciding the optimal investments to cope with future situations. The validation platform is formed by 3 EU cities (Barcelona, Lisboa and Bristol) that are part of the “100 resilient cities” program (, which will allow testing the innovative tools developed in the project and disseminating their results among other cities belonging to major international networks.

The University of Exeter is providing input into numerous work packages within RESCCUE and taking the lead on Work Package 3 “Vulnerability & Risk Assessment for Urban Services Operation” which includes but not limited to the following objectives:


  • identify methods for impact assessment
  • update tools for impact quantification
  • investigate cascading effects and feedbacks
  • develop tools to quantify cascading effects
  • identify criticalities for scenarios in case study cities
  • translate these to sectorial hazards
  • employ WP2 (Hazard Assessment for Urban Services Operation) results to assess impacts in case studies
  • feed these assessment to the HAZUR® ( tool as part of WP4


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