Sharing insights on nature-based solutions leads to better water management
As a low-lying delta country, the history and prosperity of the Netherlands is closely connected to water-related challenges. A third of the country lies below sea-level and two thirds of the country’s economic activity is susceptible to flooding. Climate change has presented new threats as sea-levels rise and storm surges become more frequent. In recent decades the realisation grew that a new approach is needed. For centuries, the Netherlands has been famous for its dykes and reclaimed land for housing and agriculture, now the country is giving its polders back to the water.