About LIFE UrbanAdapt
LIFE Urban Adapt is working on:
- An increased risk of flooding due to intensive rainfall and rising sea water levels.
- Elevated temperatures caused by the urban heat island effect (UHI).
- Damage to flora and fauna on land and in water.
Rotterdam is a forerunner in the field of climate adaptation and in 2001 was the first major European city with an EU-approved climate strategy. The elaboration of this strategy is already visible in several small-scale public locations, such as the water squares.
From 2013, the Rotterdam Adaptation Strategy (RAS) will chart the course along which we will adapt to climate change. Implementation of measures in the city is progressing steadily, but in order to make great strides, climate adaptation must be integrated on a larger scale. This requires commitment not only from the municipality, but also from residents, companies and other social organisations.
December 15, 2020
The Heliport Green project is ready! The inner courtyard has been transformed into a beautiful green, flowery and climate-proof area. Two years ago, the plan arose from a residents' initiative to replace part of the petrified courtyard with greenery. That was the impetus for a collaboration between residents, the municipality and the Schieland Water Board and the…
October 30, 2020
The work in the Vijverhofstraat has started. The sewage system will be replaced and a rainwater sewer and a water storage system will also be installed. Better water management in the Agniesebuurt The Agniesebuurt was struggling with a groundwater problem. To tackle this for the entire district, a plan has been developed for better water management. The sewage system is being replaced and…
9 July 2020
The first street with sustainable water houses is a fact! On July 8, another six new harbor lofts were towed to the Nassau harbor. In April, the first six harbor lofts were towed to the harbor. In total there will be 18 harbor lofts. The last homes are expected at the end of 2020. The water houses are sustainable and move with them…
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18 May 2020
On May 18, 2020, the construction of a green courtyard in Heliport has started. Not only will the site be given a green makeover, there will also be more play space and a water storage facility. The work will be combined with work already planned: the replacement of the sewerage system in the district. The downspouts in the courtyard are also disconnected from the…
16 May 2020
The progress of Life Urban Adapt was presented online on Friday 15 May. Due to the corona pandemic, NEEMO's annual visit to the project locations was unfortunately cancelled. With this online meeting, NEEMO and the partners were updated about current projects, including the construction of a green courtyard with playground and water storage in Heliport and…