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):