Climate adaptation

Climate adaptation

The Dream

A climate adaptive world thriving on a resilient ecosystem where we can live with extreme weather conditions and raising temperatures in a sustainable manner.
 

Climate adaptation

The increase in global temperature leads to rising sea levels and more extreme weather, resulting in flooding risks and water shortages. Furthermore, temperature increase has impact on ground water levels, land subsidence, harvesting, thermal expansion of materials and impoverishment of nature, which in turn lead to increased maintenance costs and negative environmental impact.

How can we implement climate adaptation into our projects? How can we make water structures, industries, the built environment and infrastructure resilient to climate change? What innovations are the solution for water shortages? How can we protect ourselves worldwide against floods in an affordable way and appropriate to the environment? How can we deal with downpours, heavy storms and heat waves? And how could we enhance the water quality and biodiversity that are effected by climate change?

Do you have any suggestions on how to do so? We challenge everyone to bring new ideas to the table! Your ideas do not have to provide a complete and overall answer to our broad research question. We are looking for concrete ideas, both small and large, rather than abstract thoughts. We are excited to discover more about your ideas, so go ahead and submit them!

  • How can we prevent dangerous situations and damage due to climate change?
  • How can we deal with extreme weather conditions?
  • How can we strengthen the resilience of the ecosystem?
  • How can we prevent and limit our emissions?
Keywords

droughts, biodiversity, water quality, floods, resilience, robustness, ecosystem, heat stress, urban heat island effect, salinization, seepage, water safety, climate stress test, water management, irrigation, futureproof, action plans, nature, flora and fauna, ecosystem, vegetation, agriculture, drainage, soil condition

Submit your idea!

Contact the campaigns

Elmo Slump

Innovation Manager

Elmo Slump
Marije Schilder

Smart Cities

Marije Schilder
Mattijs Stam

Smart Company

Mattijs Stam
Fenna van de Watering

Smart Cycles

Fenna van de Watering
Menno Buckers

Smart Deltas

Menno Buckers
Leon Reijmer

Smart Infra and mobility

Leon Reijmer