Cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and there is a need for (inter)national knowledge exchange on Best Management Practices (BMPs) in climate adaptation. In semi-structured interviews stakeholders demanded international knowledge exchange tools that are interactive, open source and provide more detailed information (exact location and users, scientific proof of efficiency). From this conclusion the web-based platform on urban resilience www.climatescan.nl was created for stakeholders working on climate resillience and applied in international projects as INXCES, WaterCoG, RECONECT and Muffin.
Within 2 years it holds over 3000 ‘blue-green’ projects around the globe with over 10.000 users. Evaluation of the tool concluded that it helps policy makers and practitioners to gather valuable data on BMPs and stimulates knowledge exchange about climate adaptation. However it was suggested that the tool could be further improved by transforming from a ‘map with BMPs’ to a interactive platform or ‘climatescan community’ to further create awareness and brings together stakeholders from around the world (currently mostly Europe/The Netherlands).