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.
28 February 2019
The Municipality of Rotterdam, the Schieland and Krimpenerwaard Water Board, the Hollandse Delta Water Board, the Delfland Water Board and Evides Water Company will continue to build a climate-proof Rotterdam in the coming years. The municipality does this together with the residents, in the city, street and garden. On 22 February, five parties therefore signed a letter of intent. The commitment is to this year…
11 January 2019
More parks, water storage facilities and water squares. Rotterdam is working hard to make the city climate-proof and rainproof. This way the streets don't overflow and we don't get wet feet. Rotterdammers can also contribute to this, for example by removing a tile in the garden and replacing it with greenery. The new Deltaplan climate adaptation…
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November 12, 2018
When it comes to climate and climate change, the technical terms are usually flying around your head. At LIFE Urban Adapt, too, we often use words that may make you wonder: 'what does that mean exactly?' The following five common climate terms are explained on the website 010duurzamestad.nl. Greenhouse effect Mitigation Adaptation Heat island effect Resilience
November 10, 2018
Europe recognizes that adapting to the effects of climate change is now more urgent than predicted. This is one of the key findings of the Commission's 2013 review of the strategy published this week. The analysis results in a report on lessons learned and reflections on improvements for future action. LIFE…
September 11, 2018
Creating a facade garden is fun, the street improves and your house stays cooler in the summer. A facade garden is a strip of plants against the facade of a house. Façade gardens are especially suitable in streets where the houses do not have a front garden. A single creeper, hollyhock or sunflower makes the streetscape…
11 August 2018
Nature with special plants and animals that live in and near the Nieuwe Maas and show the significance of the delta, where the river meets the sea. The effect of ebb and flow creates tidal nature along the riverbank with animals and plants that go with it. River as Tidal Park Rotterdammers want to…