ABOUT KLIKOVAND

What is KLIKOVAND?

KLIKOVAND is a unique cooperation between municipalities, utility services and the Capital Region of Denmark. The organization’s name, KLIKOVAND, is a contraction of the Danish words for Climate, Municipalities, and Water.

The overall purpose of the organization is to support efficient and sustainable climate adaptation solutions in the region. Climate adaptation is not only a challenge but should also be seen as an opportunity to develop new solutions, to create greener and more liveable cities, and to improve our environment. While working across institutional and professional borders, we find new ways of engaging citizens, and we support innovation in networks.

The basic idea of KLIKOVAND is to share knowledge and experience across municipal borders, enabling organizations to learn from one another, letting ideas and innovation spread across the entire region – and preventing members from inventing the same solution over and over again.

Our website is the place where we share tools and knowledge and announce news and arrangements.

KLIKOVAND was founded in 2012. As of 2019, KLIKOVAND is a cooperation between 22 municipalities and 9 utility services.

Management

The day-to-day management of KLIKOVAND is on the leader of the secretariat, supported by an Executive Committee, which meets every quarter. The Task Force has an Advisory Panel, which meets biannually, to discuss and suggest adjustments of the strategy and direction of their work. The Advisory Panel consists of representatives for universities, state administration, industry organizations and other stakeholders within climate adaptation.

Task Force

The Regional Task Force for Climate Adaptation was established with the aim of supporting municipalities, water utility services and hospitals in their effort to move from plan to action within climate adaptation.

The Task Force for Climate Adaptation is

  • a travelling team which supports municipalities, water utility services and hospitals in developing competencies to act and in accelerating the realization of climate adaption projects
  • a knowledge centre, gathering the regional overview, collecting and providing knowledge, and
  • a platform for the creation of innovation and demonstration projects.

The main role of the Task Force is to aid participants with process and project support, focused on the initiation of projects. The projects themselves always belong to municipalities, water utility services and hospitals, and the Task Force retires when the projects are up and running.

The Task Force consists of two process consultants and is on the budget for 2015 to 2019. The work of the Task Force is co-financed by The Capital Region of Denmark with 50 %.

Organization and activities

Our main activities are carried out by four part-project managers, the regional Task Force for Climate Adaptation and the secretariat – all in cooperation with the participants. The day-to-day management of KLIKOVAND is on the leader of the secretariat .

Four tracks

Four tracks of knowledge needs were identified by municipalities and utility services in the start-up of KLIKOVAND, and they are still supported by four part-project managers, being responsible for each one of the tracks: Legal basis, Communication & Knowledge sharing, Decision Support and Enhanced Competencies.

The four tracks organize activities and training in cooperation with each other, the leader of the secretariat, and the Task Force – based on needs experienced by the stakeholders and on new knowledge developed in the broad field of cooperation on climate adaptation.

Broader cooperation

KLIKOVAND also cooperates with several other stakeholders within climate adaptation, including the innovation network Vand i Byer > (Water in Urban Areas), CALL Copenhagen >, the green transition network Gate 21 >, the Central Denmark Region >, and a number of knowledge institutions and companies.

Read more

Climate adaptation in Denmark > is a portal from the Ministry of Environment. The portal presents the existing knowledge on climate change and climate change adaptation within a number of areas.

Climate strategy of The Capital Region of Denmark >

Read more about Greater Copenhagen >