Tackling water problems at the source.
How do we make room in our landscapes, both urban and rural, for a robust river system? How do we tackle challenges such as drought, erosion and flooding at the source? Which local coalitions must we form to achieve this?
Here and there, local authorities, farmers or nature associations are working to make room for water once more. The initiatives are still in their infancy, but the knowledge gained is valuable. We collect these experiences to form the basis for replicating projects all over the country.
More and more people are aware of the urgency of the water issue. Local, regional and national governments have also woken up to it. Grey and paved roads are out, the green-blue network is in. But how can we get governments, citizens, farmers and nature organisations to work together on such a complex and large-scale challenge?
Discover the map with all the Building Blocks
Limburg’s Zwarte Beek is one of the most important river valleys in Flanders. The unique, peat-rich area has a great variety of vegetation and (endangered) animal species. Management of the river aims to safeguard and restore the peat bog, which plays an important role in CO2 capture.