Working on a changing climate is current but not new. In countless places people work on smart interventions to adapt our landscape to the changing climate and make landscapes more biodiverse and more attractive. Also in the Northern parts of the Netherlands. Project vary here from the restoration of stream valleys, the creation of a a double dike to facade gardens in the city. One thing connects them: here we work together with nature.
- Lauwersmeer area
- Eemsdelta Area
- Groningen City
- De Ommelanden
This map shows a large number of concrete projects. They serve as reference and inspiration. In addition, the map challenges you to go out and explore the landscape by yourself. Six projects are given a little more attention. They are exemplary for the task.
A selection of six regional projects for inspiration
Climate change also affects agriculture. Dry summers, submerged fields after heavy rainfalls and upcoming salinization all have disastrous effects on food production.
Sea levels are rising rapidly. Requiring us to think of different ways to protect our coastal zones. The Twin Dyke is such an innovative project, developed as an alternative to the standard dike reinforcement.
In the Middle Ages, the port city of Delfzijl took a strategic position between the city of Groningen and the open sea. After the Second World War, the city industrialized as part of the desired national economic development. The port was relocated and the city centre lost its direct connection to the Wadden Sea.
A façade garden is a small green strip in front of a house. In the city of Groningen, inhabitants can ask for a free façade garden.
At a rock’s throw distance from the city of Groningen lies the contiguous nature reserve De Onlanden for almost 10 years. Between the stream valleys of the Eelderdiep and the Peizerdiep lies wet low moorland.
The restoration of stream valleys is a reaction to the channelling of almost all Drentse streams. This was done in the early 20th century.