On 30th – 31st May 2016 the kick-off meeting of the RESCCUE project was held in Barcelona, Spain.

Beside of partners' presentations and technical descriptions of work packages, the two-day meeting programme included speeches from Barcelona, Lisbon and Bristol City Councils' representatives, PAB, EASME-EC and UN Habitat members.

The recently launched RESCCUE project (“Resilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban Areas – a multisectorial approach focusing on water”) aims to provide practical and innovative models and tools to end-users facing climate change challenges to build more resilient cities. The project will provide tools to assess urban resilience from a multisectorial approach, for current and future climate scenarios and including multiple hazards. This holistic approach to urban resilience will enable city managers and urban systems operators to decide the optimal investments to cope with future situations.