In exactly one month's time, the Late Summer School starts in the Hedwige Prosperpolder. HZ University of Applied Sciences is hosting it within the Polder2Cs project.

During the Late Summer School, national and international master's and PhD students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of water safety, crisis management and the future design of the coastal zone. There are numerous speakers, activities and excursions, including lecturers Wietse van de Lageweg (Building with Nature) and Teun Terpstra (Resilient Deltas) and HZ researcher Vana Tsimipoulou.

Unique environment

Last year, the course was a successful one, although due to the corona crisis, part of the programme took place online. "The Late Summer School provides a unique environment where students can learn by doing and explore how their knowledge and skills complement those of others," says Tsimipoulou.

The Late Summer School takes place from 26 to 30 September.

Hertogin Hedwigepolder

It is part of the Interreg 2 Zeeën-project Polder 2C’s. . During this project, the strength of the levees in the Hertogin Hedwigepolder will be tested and it will be investigated whether and how crisis plans work. The researchers are doing this, for example, with flood tests, which are possible because the much-discussed polder will soon be transformed into a new nature reserve. With the tests, they aim to find out if damage occurs so as to make it easier to predict future occurrences.