TU Delft partner in nine NWA-ORC consortia

News - 26 November 2020 - Webredactie

Researchers from TU Delft will work together in nine consortia with the entire knowledge chain and societal organisations, and conduct interdisciplinary research that will bring scientific and societal breakthroughs within reach. Jill Slinger and Heleen Vreugdenhil, researchers at TPM and CEG, are involved in the NWA-ORC CASTOR project (CAtchment Strategies TOwards Resilience), of main applicant WUR. They are also involved in project Living Dikes together with TPM researchers Leon Hermans and Stephanie Janssen. University of Twente is in the lead of this NWA-ORC project.

About CASTOR (CAtchment Strategies TOwards Resilience)
Sandy-soil landscapes of the East and South Netherlands have a wide range of agricultural, recreational and natural functions. These functions are threatened by climate. Using a living lab approach, the researchers identify climate-robust landscapes for the future, and together with government and societal partners they will design pathways towards these. The TBM research focuses on learning from existing Living Labs to enable societal adaptation.

Living Dikes
Living dikes are a promising way to climate‐proof the Dutch coast. Living dikes consist of a soft foreland and a green dike. This research facilitates the construction of resilient and climate-proof coastal protection by weighing interests, testing living dikes under extreme conditions and formulating design rules to be applied by end‐users. The TPM researchers are responsible for testing and developing policy analytic and game-theory-based tools.

Read more about TU Delft research in NWA-ORC consortia.