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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?

Display Case

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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.

Action plan

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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?

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Building blocks

Working visit by Minister Demir
Working visit by Minister Demir
© Vlaamse Landmaatschappij

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.

Readings


Publication
Inspiratiegids Water+Land+Schap
Patrick Verstegen, Marie van Loon, Bram Vandemoortel
VLM

Book
Weg van water: een nieuwe kijk op een ecologische stedelijke waterloop
Elina Bennetsen Zuzanna Rucka Lieven Symons Katelijne Vanhoutte
YAKU vzw

Article
A race to save the bottom we live off
Pieter T’Jonck
A+ Architecture In Belgium

Article
Verukkelijk landschap
Mark Hendriks, Dirk Sijmons, Ingeborg Thoral
Blauwdruk

Publication
Water vs. Urban Scape
Marco Ranzato et al.
Jovis

Publication
Uitvoeringsprogramma Mozaiek Dommelvallei 2017 – 2020
Initiatiefgroep Mozaïek Dommelvallei, Floris Alkemade Architect, De Oversteek Ruimtelijke Processen
Gemeente Boxtel