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Regional projects

The Northern Netherlands develops itself as a climate-adaptive region. This mean, among others, that climate-adaptive living labs are being created. Living labs are innovations that can be tested and improved in the ‘real’ world.
In the Northern Netherlands, governments, science, education, social institutions and the business community are already intensively collaborating on climate adaptation. It is important that we keep the quality of our living environment as high as possible. There is a lot of important knowledge and expertise in the field of climate adaptation in the Northern Netherlands.
This is partly thanks to the established research institutions in the area, such as the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. In addition, many knowledge networks are active around this theme and Groningen is known for its large number of innovative companies and start-ups.
The solutions we develop in the Northern Netherlands can be used in our own environment, but also in other areas. We are looking into the possibilities to translate the solutions to other parts of the world. It is highly important to share our knowledge, expertise and implementation. For example, we can play a crucial role for delta regions, areas below sea level and agricultural regions.

We are looking into the possibilities to translate the solutions to other parts of the world. It is highly important to share our knowledge, expertise and implementation.

INSPIRING CLIMATE-ADAPTIVE PROJECTS IN THE NORTHERN NETHERLANDS

Double Dike

To protect the land from the water, the sea dike between Eemshaven and Delfzijl must be reinforced in the coming years. Together with the Waterboard Noorderzijlvest, the Province of Groningen has developed a new type of dike: the double dike. This consists of a higher wall on the waterfront and a lower wall inland. In the intermediate area there is room for saline agriculture and aquaculture, such as the cultivation of shellfish and crustaceans. More information.

De Onlanden area

The construction of the large-scale water storage area De Onlanden in North Drenthe combines climate adaptation with nature, recreation and experience. In the event of extreme flooding, the area protects the south of the city of Groningen against flooding. The water management of the area moves with the seasons and provides rich, varied nature, under the name "Wet nature for dry feet". More information.

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