Robust water system
The Delta Program Spatial Adaptation selected five impact projects in 2015, one of which was the Robust Water System of Zeeuws Vlaanderen. Zeeuws Vlaanderen is the southernmost region in the province of Zeeland, bordering Belgium. A “robust water system” is arranged in such a way that the water available optimally serves all functions in the area, thereby making a maximum contribution to the vitality of that area. A robust water system should safeguard a balance between water demand and supply, ensure greater availability of fresh water, contribute to a more self-sufficient region and encourage collaboration where financial resources are used efficiently.
The water technology research group are working on the Spatial Adaptation project of the Robust Water System Zeeuws Vlaanderen with the aim of positively contributing to the cooperation of participating parties and capturing and sharing their knowledge and experience. The knowledge will be shared in the form of a wiki, developed by the HZ University of Applied Sciences. The wiki is a tool that will detect the interrelationships between the various initiatives within the robust water system, with the aim of strengthening collaboration of existing parties and stimulating new parties to participate.
Elements that will be included in the wiki include: strategy and objectives of the robust water system, organization and sub-projects, strategy and cooperation and knowledge acquisition.
The link to the wiki can be found here: Robuust Watersysteem Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Unfortunately, the wiki contains only information in Dutch.
The stakeholders involved in this project include but are not limited to: The Province of Zeeland, Dow, Evides Industry Water, The Water Board, Staatsbosbeheer, Sweco, ZLTO, Zeeland Seaports, The Municipality of Terneuzen and Rijkswaterstaat.