Water in an urbanising world

Urbanised regions are home to a large portion of the world population, living under increasing pressure of current and future global change – including climate change, population growth and increasing economic activities.

  • Water in an urbanising world

Specific urbanised areas that are under pressure are deltas. In deltas, we focus on:

  • Management of tidal rivers;
  • Agriculture (often in increasingly brakish/ salty conditions);
  • Climate-resilient pathways in delta management: how can we make use of natural dynamics in deltas for management and planning of deltas (including room for the river/ room for agriculture);
  • Nature-Based Solutions for flood protection and building with nature;
  • Smart environmental monitoring, evaluation and data collection.

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