Imperial College London (ICL)
The group of Hydrology and Water resources covers several aspects related to HEART, including the urban hydrological cycle, and the impact of vegetation in Urban Heat The Hydrology group of ICL has been awarded 2019 Imperial President’s Award for Excellence in Research for Outhandling Research Team. BGS (Blue Green Solutions) methodologies and technologies were developed in BGD project and tested on 13 sites in Europe. Such methodologies are currently being implemented within the multi-million project CAMELLIA, focusing on London. Adopted by EIT (Climate_KIC) Program. BGS is one of the main building blocks of the HEART project. The Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) provides a unique and interdisciplinary research interface between environmental science and technology, and the economic and policy context in which it is developed and applied. Research into a range of topics across three themes; energy and climate, environmental management, and the human dimensions of environmental change, informs real-world environmental policy and decision making. ICL was the coordinator of the EU Climate_KIC’s BGD (Blue Green Dream) project in which the innovative BGS (Blue Green Solutions) planning tools have been developed, additional research, innovation development and full-scale testing of PH&WB aspects will take place in the HEART project.