Alblasserwaard flood risk strategy

Exploring options for a safe and prosperous Alblasserwaard region

Alblasserwaard-Vijfheerenlanden region, The Netherlands

Alblasserwaard Vision

Research by design to assess the current flood risk protection strategy from a spatial perspective.

Due to climate change, the Dutch Delta is facing a major long term flood risk protection challenge. Different flood risk strategies are currently being considered, varying from large scale interventions such as dams that close off the entire estuary to dike reinforcements and local scale interventions that reduce the consequences of flooding. In close cooperation with civil engineering companies, Defacto studies the spatial opportunities and impact related to different strategies. These studies are performed on regional as well as local scales.

Research by design is used to investigate and communicate the impact of flood risk protection strategies on urban compositions. Together with local stakeholders, such as municipal authorities, the effects of various water-safety strategies on the region are investigated in a series of workshops.The outcome of our research is used in the assessment of strategies and contributes to the selection of an optimal flood risk protection strategy for the Netherlands.

Client: Delta Programme, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

Exposition: International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2012

Voor het Deltaprogramma Rijnmond-Drechtsteden werkt Defacto aan de gebiedsuitwerking Alblasserwaard-Vijfheerenlanden. Samen met stakeholders uit het gebied wordt in workshops onderzocht wat de effecten van de mogelijke waterveiligheidsstrategieƫn van het Deltaprogramma zijn voor het gebied.

Opdrachtgever: Deltaprogramma, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu

Tentoonstelling : Internationale Architectuur Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2012

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