In the coming years, the consortium will research and develop smart solutions to make coastal areas, rivers and estuaries safer – now and in the future. How do we strengthen dikes without sacrificing too much space? Can we build with nature to protect us from floods? The researchers also explicitly address legal, economic and governance aspects to enhance the practical use of solutions.
In the consortium, researchers collaborate with institutions and users of the solutions, such as design agencies, municipalities and water authorities. The consortium focuses on real-life cases near the coastline in the province of Zeeland and the rivers Lek and Geul. This allows outcomes to be implemented quickly and efficiently. “Solutions to make the water system safer will not only come from new technological developments but also by building with nature”, says Jonkman.
Read more on the TU Delft Website.