Water Authority Vechtstromen
Waterschap Vechtstromen (WVS)
Why is water authority Vechtstromen participating in CATCH?
Together with the midsize cities Zwolle and Enschede, Vechtstromen is designated as a living lab for climate change measures by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. This acknowledgement supports the organisation in its ambition to improve further knowledge by learning transnational and to support their midsize cities to accelerate the formulation of a climate adaptation strategy by the joint building of a decision support tool.
What is your main role in the project?
Vechtstromen is lead partner in the CATCH project. The LP will supervise and facilitate the progress of activities and budget. Besides that Vechtstromen will share its broad experience on climate adaptation and will actively participate in the implementation of the project. It will use its European and national networks for the dissemination of the CATCH results.
What experience do you have with regards to climate adaptation?
Vechtstromen is a regional water authority in the East of the Netherlands. Within its managing area there are 23 midsize cities. Together they work on water resilience. The vison and working method of Vechtstromen on climate adapation is highly appreciated and followed. Therefore the chairman of Vechtstromen is a climate ambassador on behalf of the Dutch minister and chairman of the Dutch Steering group Spatial Adaptation, part of the national Dutch Deltaprogramme.
What is the organisation’s experience in participating EU co-financed projects or other international projects?
Vechtstromen is very experienced in managing EU-cofinanced projects. They were lead partner in the NS project Urban Water Cycle and they led the NWE IIIB and IVB projects JAF, WAVE and DROP and participated in SIC Adapt. In the INTERREG A programme they led the projects Fuzzy Logic (I&II), ‘Abwassersystem’ and ‘Energy Neutrale Microschadstofeliminierung’. International experience is gained as lead partner of a capacity building programme for Ho Chi Minh City and a twinning project with Slovakia.