The acceleration of Nature-based Solutions' (NbS) uptake and integration often hinges not only on the tangible benefits derived from natural resources but also on the recognition of intangible benefits, such as community well-being, with academic assessments of their value.
Due to industrialization and pollution many waterways have deteriorated over time. This pilot project aims to restore and revive these waterways, ensuring they regain their ecological health and functionality.
City of Dordrecht- Wantij
The neighbourhood De Staart in Dordrecht is half residential and half industrial and located besides a Nature 2000 area. This context creates an ambivalent living environment.
Integral River Management
The majestic Rhine River is a vital lifeline that meanders through multiple regions in North-West Europe.
Within the ResiRiver project, the focus extends beyond merely understanding the application of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in riverine systems; it also emphasizes accelerating the uptake of NbS.
Sediment Nourishment Meuse
The river Meuse is more than just water flowing; it is a critical lifeline as well as a source of challenges. The river system is suffering from changes in climate, causing floods and droughts, affecting surrounding ecosystems and economic sectors such as shipping.
Rhine Meuse Estuary
The Rhine-Meuse Delta has been significantly impacted by human development. This pilot study aims to shed light on critical issues surrounding the restoration of ecological habitats in this area.
To accelerate the application of Nature-based Solutions across North-West Europe it is crucial to share scientific and technical knowledge in the field of water and freshwater environments and to support and coordinate cooperation between interdisciplinary scientific groups and various operators involved in river restoration projects.
During the 2021 floods in North-West Europe, the Vesdre was the most severely affected river in Belgium. Since then, several actions have been undertaken, which offer opportunities for promoting NbS.