The research group Resilient Deltas conducts practice-based research into how to design a delta area as safe as possible and how to use the power of society, government and business for a vital and resilient delta.
Resilient Deltas examines the relationship between land use, social capital, the economy and the vital infrastructure of delta regions. It also takes a closer look at the governance of water safety and area development processes, so that an integrated picture emerges. Based on this insight, the research group is looking for a dynamic balance that will enable society in delta regions to develop in a resilient, vital and safe manner.
The research project of the same name investigated how resilient a community is after a disaster, such as a flood. The research group also investigated the professional and the self-reliant community. This research provided an insight into available scientific knowledge about self-reliance, the motivation of citizens for self-reliance and tools for professionals to fulfil the changing professional role in a self-reliant society.
The research group works together with parties such as Safety Region Zeeland, the province, Rijkswaterstaat Sea & Delta and municipalities
Een overzicht van eerder uitgevoerde en reeds afgeronde projecten van de onderzoeksgroep Resilient Deltas
This project approaches the development of water safety strategies as a spatial issue in which we investigate the connection of area assignments, application of dike concepts based on Building with Nature (BmN), and the development of public support for drastic landscape changes, based on four research questions that focus on: - Spatial quality of landscape and connection with support for spatial strategies; - Physical and ecological preconditions for BmN solutions and integration into spatial strategies; - Drivers and barriers for support through participatory design processes; - Guidelines for developing spatial strategies, both for the spatial design and the design process.