1s5: How transformative adaption is making its way in the Dutch water system


  • ZCS Van Eldik
  • w Timmermans
  • W de Haas


Climate change is causing more extreme weather and so far commonly accepted reactive, and preventive adaption strategies seem no match to future predicaments. Therefore, a window opens for new transformative trains of thought. The transformative adaptions approach adopts a fully long-term perspective of up to a hundred years. Functional use of land is based on the natural system by which natural resilience is strengthened. For example, rivers are given more space and the functional purpose of rural landscapes are rethought in conjunction with natural conditions. This does not only serve the natural environment, but also stimulates spatial planning to look for pairing opportunities, like promoting aquaculture in particularly wet environments or adjusting crop systems to increase drought resilience.






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