Building with Nature


Building with Nature

Building with nature is a concept where nature is used to cope with climate change risks, such as floods, waves and sea level rise. It is also called 'eco-engineering'. In this dossier you can find news, background information and results from scientists of Wageningen University & Research.

An oyster reef to protect the coast, mangroves or willows in front of the dyke. Slowly but surely, a new insight is gaining ground: hard civil engineering interventions by themselves are not a panacea. Nature seems willing to help us keep the upper hand over the advancing waves and rising sea levels and provides us with new sources of food and income.

- Unfortunately, your cookie settings do not allow videos to be displayed. - check your settings

Mangrove reforestation to improve coastal protection and provide livelihood opportunities

News on building with nature

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Downloads & Links

Building with Nature