Smart flooding as a craft (coast, deltas, rivers)
Areas along rivers, coasts and in deltas are considered to be the most vulnerable to climate change and flooding. To de ready for the future and continue growth, we need to develop concepts in which the short term spatial, ecological and economic development and (distant) future flood defenses are interrelated instead of obstructing each other.
Rather than to wait for the future, we can start developing climate adptive coastal and river side areas right now and anticipate an uncertain future, without restricting the current use or the spatial, natural and welfare quality. The aim is to develop and implement smart solutions based on data and smart creativity for flood risk management. The partnership will develop a mutually reinforcing package of strategies and inspiring pilots about adaptive flood risk management.
We are bringing together crafts from the various domains, a new craft is created: 'integral water management design' and results implemented in transferable strategies.