Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Adaptation Stategies for Unembanked Areas

Like most other harbor cities, Rotterdam also has a large and highly developed urban area which lies outside of the protection of the primary water defense system. These “unembanked” areas are vulnerable to flooding to a greater or lesser extent. A consortium of city planners, engineers and urban designers studied the flood risks for unembanked areas, water depths, damage, governance and possible adaptation measures. The project developed directly applicable knowledge on the design and evaluation of adaptive measures for existing and newly developed residential and industrial areas.

Adaptation Stategies for Unembanked Areas