The negative impacts of climate change-induced weather extremes are particularly felt in cities. High degrees of land sealing and building densities exacerbate the risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall and the formation of summer heat islands.

The AMAREX (an acronym for the German translation of "adaptation of stormwater management to extreme events") project is investigating ways to adapt stormwater management to the increasing extreme stresses of heavy rainfall and drought as a key contribution to climate impact adaptation. In addition, the impaired urban water balance is reviewed as a key assessment indicator for water extremes. The three-year project has been running since February 2022.


AMAREX is divided into the following five work packages (WP):

WP 1:
Communal Anchor
WP 2:
Pluvial Flood Prevention
WP 3:
Drought Prevention
WP 4:
Reduction and Climate Impacts
WP 5:
Socio-Economic Assessment


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Second joint meeting

The entire consortium of the BMBF-WaX joint project AMAREX met in Stuttgart for their second AMAREX joint meeting over two days.

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First workshop rounds in Berlin & Cologne
The first of three workshop rounds of the stakeholder process (WP 1 - Municipal Anchor) for the requirements analysis for the AMAREX planning tool took place in Berlin and Cologne on 06.10.2022 and 12.10.2022 respectively.

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The entire consortium of the BMBF-WaX joint project AMAREX met in Berlin for a hybrid kick-off meeting.