Transdisciplinary fieldwork for climate adaptation in urban and riverine systems: the ClimateCafé approach

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


    The ClimateCafe approach is a quick-scan method to monitor riverine and urban areas and discuss the impact of climate change. ClimateCafes consist of transdisciplinary fieldwork during which students, young professionals, stakeholders and scientist come together to collect data and design (potential) solutions for climate change adaptation. Over the past decade, more than 40 ClimateCafes have been organised around the globe, including the Netherlands-Rotterdam, Sweden-Malmö, the Philippines-Manila, and Peru-Pirua and recently in the Grensmaas river. ClimateCafe makes use of scientifically embedded methods, related to the contextual challenge. Examples include, urban heat stress measurements by sensors on a bike, urban green monitoring with online platforms such as ClimateScan, water quality monitoring with aquatic drones, qualitative observations and collection of community perceptions. Additionally, data is processed and design workshops facilitate integrated design of potential solutions which is disseminated through (mini)symposia
    Period11 Nov 2021
    Event titleKNM webinar “Innovative monitoring techniques in aquatic systems”
    Event typeSeminar
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • climate adaptation
    • riverine systems
    • urban areas