In this webinar on climate adaptation we will discuss the design of banks along streams and rivers in the Netherlands and Sweden. How do we deal with landscape design around these waters and how do we control the interaction between these components? Do we try to adapt the landscape to the desired function or do we work with the landscape?
In both countries, rivers were designed to optimise functions for navigation, forestry (Sweden) and flood safety which led to straight rivers that drain fast. Today however, the general perceptive on these dynamics is different and the focus is more on nature inclusive design or nature-based solutions. One example is the Room for the River program in the Netherlands.
Boy Possen is an ecohydrologist at Brabant Water and previously worked at Stichting Bargerveen and Royal HaskoningDHV. He will talk about the interaction between water resources, flood safety and water quality.
Stefan Ploum is soil and water consultant at Auquator and recently obtained his PhD on the interaction between groundwater and surface water. He talks about how the capillaries of streams can provide significant ecohydrological improvements to the system in Sweden.
Note: this webinar will be held in english