The Dutch Delta, with the port of Rotterdam as its center, has benefited from its natural position as the mouth of the rivers Maas and Rijn for hundreds of years. But what does the Delta of the future need?
Rotterdam has been the busiest port in the world for more than half a century. It is home to industry, trade, and densely populated areas. However, the Delta is also suffering from its own success: economic growth has gone hand in hand with pollution, dispossession, and inequality.
Due to its geographic location, the port faces many risks from sea level rise, flooding, and changing rainwater patterns. In this podcast series, we start walking from the North Sea shore towards the economic, political, and academic center of the Delta: Rotterdam.
On the way there, stories, sounds and experiences from the locality are collected and connected to expert opinions. How can we keep living safe, healthy, and happy lives in an area that faces consequences of past, current and future maritime uses and challenges?
We ask our guests – researchers, practitioners and citizens – to share their thoughts and solutions while walking along the river. We invite them to reflect on a different theme in each episode.
Click the link to immerse yourself in the stories, sounds and experiences of the Rotterdam Delta: ‘Sounds from the Delta‘
Created by PortCityFutures, Resilient Delta, Erasmus University Rotterdam, TU Delft, Leiden University and Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities