The project will focus on rainwater harvesting, recycling and reuse. It will involve children, parents, local communities and the general public. The objective of the project is to increase public environmental awareness about the adaptation to climate change. Through the project's implementation, the volume of rainwater that becomes reused and the knowledge of children about climate change adaptation measures will be increased. The project is expected to prepare and promote teaching plans focused on rainwater management and its linkage to the climate change for schools. All the project information will be published on the Internet. The project is going to increase environmental awareness about the adaptation to climate change, implement adaptive measures and establish a new webpage or sub-webpage. Children, students and non-governmental organisations are expected to benefit from the project's implementation. The partnership will include consultancy and advise via video-calls for the lecturers of the pupils and students who will benefit from the project. International Development Norway will lecture and supervise the target groups and other staff support in reference to air and climatic research.
Summary of project results
The project was needed because after the construction of the Žilina Water Reservoir on the Váh river, The Teplica brook started to deform. Curved banks, flash-floods or low water-table were a result from a low water-adaptation capacity of the enclosed territories. It was needed to increase the awareness and education dealing with the adaptation to climate change. The students and their parents realised that the protection of our enviroment is very important. Preparation and promotion of teaching plans focused on the rainwater management and its linkage to the climate change for primary and secondary schools have been very helpful The enviroment around school was improved,there were planted a lot of trees, there are bets of flowers in the grass, shelter for bicycles with green roof, there was built a tank for water from the rainwater (sewage) pipes, which It is used for watering.
Summary of bilateral results
By bilateral partnership wider understanding of issues of climatic changes in our region has been achieved, microclimate improved and possibility to reach sustainable development. This project has also helped our citizens to understand the importance of adaptation to climate change. Whole community uses these new objects that were built. This cooperiation has contributed to strengthened bilateral relations by exchanging information and experience, sharing achieved results and improving knowledge and mutual understanding between us.Our project partner helped us to better understand the climate change and taught us how to manage adaptation to climate change in our school area.