Building with Nature


Cooperation fundamental to success of Nature Based Solutions

04 March 2020

February’s storm Ciara threatened to flood the Rhine delta city of Dordrecht, the Netherlands, with a combination of spring tide and a northwest storm surge. Fortunately, the Noordwaard Polder – a Nat…

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Making the case for Nature: IHE Delft summer course teaches essential skills

29 November 2019

How do you justify Nature-Based Solutions for water management when classical engineered solutions based on concrete seem – at least financially – so much easier to justify? Young water management pro…

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Best Poster Award IWA-ASPIRE Hong Kong for Building with Nature

07 November 2019

Last week’s IWA-ASPIRE conference in Hong Kong saw IHE Delft’s Tim Busker land the IWA-ASPIRE Best Poster Award with his poster ‘Building with nature for flood resilience: experiences from the North S…

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Nordic region investigates Nature Based Solutions to adapt to climate change

21 October 2019

Climate change is likely one of the most challenging issues for the world in the near and distant future. As addressed by the IPCC SROCC report in September 2019 the world is very likely to face a met…

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Inauguration of Kleine Nete re-change in Geel (BE)

01 October 2019

On October 8 the inauguration of the re-change of the Kleine Nete river took place. The Flemish Environment Agency recently completed the remodeling of the Kleine Nete on the N19g express road in Geel…

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Nature-based solutions make headway in the North Sea Region

01 October 2019

Nature-based solutions to climate change were in focus at last week’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York. The Building with Nature project is one of three North Sea Region projects using the power o…

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Next step in coastal laboratories evidence base on BwN available

08 August 2019

An important step has been made in the building of an evidence base on the effectiveness of Building with Nature solutions in the North Sea region. Project partners from Denmark, Germany and the Nethe…

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Summer Course - Greening Risk Reduction with Nature Based Solutions

05 July 2019

Explore the ‘insurance’ value of the environment and how this value can be incorporated into business models for nature based solutions. From July 29 to August 2 advanced students and professionals in…

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FAIR and BwN banners decorated the Dutch King’s visit to the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany

06 June 2019

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands have visited the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW).

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Long-term measurements and analysis lead to improved Nature Based Solutions

03 May 2019

16.273 scientists from 113 countries where present at EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna in the beginning of April. In the session "Natural hazards and climate change impacts in coastal areas" result…

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