About the project
Areas along rivers, coasts and in deltas are considered to be particularly vulnerable to climate change and flooding. To be ready for the future and continue growth, we need to develop concepts in which the current spatial, ecological and economic development and future flood defenses in deltas and catchments are interrelated instead of obstructing each other. No higher dikes, but an integrated approaches. Rather than having to wait for the future, we can start developing 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 (nature based) solutions based on data and creativity for flood risk management.
We aim to deliver a methodology for research by design to connect short-term tasks with long-term uncertainties. Based on this the partnership can search for transferable strategies. By combing different domains we create a new way of working.
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Partners we are looking for
Local, regional and national authorities on or near the coastal zone, rivers or delta regions. Knowledge institutions and interest representatives. Research institutes or SMEs.