"Building with Nature" is designed to build a water infrastructure which maximizes the use of natural processes and which anticipates to `autonomous' developments as climate change and sea level rise.
In "Building with Nature" ecologists and hydraulic engineers together search for a win-win situation for both human ambitions for nature. Interests of safety, naturalness, economic potential, livability and sustainability come together in "Building with Nature".
To extend 'Building with Nature' on a large scale more insight is needed into the effects on the ecological, morphological, hydraulic and social system. In 2009 the program 'Building with Nature’ started with the aim to develop knowledge and innovations (see also www.ecoshape.nl).