Standardizing the Dutch Climate Adaptation Stress Test

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Due to increasing climate change and its impact on our environment, an increasing amount of policies and scientific research are focused on climate risk reduction. Recent developments in international and Dutch national policies focused on assessing, evaluating and reducing climate risks by spatial adaptation. The assessment of this risk is currently performed by regional climate stress tests concerning heat stress, fluvial- and coastal flooding, drought and pluvial flooding followed by a risk dialogue (with stakeholders) wherein evaluation is performed. Standardizing stress test components can improve the comparability, evaluation, monitoring and knowledge transfer of the results; risks. The question of where and how to standardize in the Dutch Climate Adaptation Stress Test is investigated in this thesis using interviews, document analysis, process analysis and a case study on normalization and aggregation by applying GIS.