Living with (more) water
Today, there are many challenges for the local water authorities of Flevoland. Climate change will mean more water, including more extreme rainfall events. The land is sinking due to ripening of clay and oxidation of peat. We need to accept that there are limits concerning drainage and land use. We need to adapt and live with the water instead of continuing to fight it!
Sustainable soil management is a solution for managing greater rainfall by keeping it local and increasing the moisture absorption. Fertile and productive soil goes hand-in-hand with sustainable water management.
Water is a non-negotiable value, not an enemy. We need to take it into account in all our decisions. It adds a priceless value to our environment quality. Climate change adaptation offers great opportunities in combination with nature in rural and urban areas. One example is water buffers for drought periods and heat stress events.