In 2025 the majority of the world population will live in flood prone delta cities. Delta City Rotterdam, with one of the biggest ports in the world, is dealing with the consequences of climate change in a very pro-active and smart way, turning these challenges into opportunities. Rotterdam wants to become one of the global leaders in water management and climate change adaptation, by using new and smart technologies and protecting its citizens against the future impacts of sea level rise and intensified rainfall by making Rotterdam completely “Climate Proof” by 2025. And also by developing its old city ports area by adding attractive waterfronts and knowledge centers like the RDM Campus (Research, Design and manufacturing), where education of future generations is combined with innovative and sustainable development of businesses and sciences, and with experiencing best practices. One of the major innovative and smart solutions for climate change adaptation discussed in this paper is called “Smart Flood Control Rotterdam”, the development of a serious flood management game for Rotterdam. All this knowledge and experiences are shared with other Delta Cities of the world, in the C40 “Connecting Delta Cities” network.
Research Article|December 01 2010
Smart Climate Change Adaptation in Rotterdam, Delta City of the Future
*ARCADIS Netherlands and Professor of Urban Water Management, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, PO Box 4205, 3006 AE Rotterdam, The Netherlands, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Water Practice and Technology (2010) 5 (4): wpt2010083.
P. Dircke, A. Molenaar; Smart Climate Change Adaptation in Rotterdam, Delta City of the Future. Water Practice and Technology 1 December 2010; 5 (4): wpt2010083. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2010.083
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