VPdelta is working on a range of products aimed at making life in the delta safer, from ICT applications to temporary flood defences. In spite of large-scale spatial flood safety interventions the Netherlands has to discharge a large temporary surplus of water each year. Countries everywhere, from North America to Southeast Asia, are facing similar challenges. A lack of adequate infrastructure turns swollen rivers, stormy seas and heavy downpours into constant threats to safety.
River flooding alone is affecting millions of people’s lives each year, with financial damages running into billions of euros. The number of flood victims is rising each year and financial costs are spiralling. As climate change and socio-economic trends are taking hold, flood risks continue to increase. The prevention of river basin flooding and coastal area flooding is a priority, to ensure safety and to limit economic damage.
Safe delta field labs
- Flood Proof Holland – temporary flood defences and dike sensors
- Aqua Dock – floating architecture and climate adaptive architecture
- Scheveningen Port – outer-dike urban development and coastal zone management
If you would like to participate in any of VPdelta’s activities, or would like more information, please contact us.