Building with Nature perspectives: Cross-disciplinary BwN approaches in coastal regions

Authors

Janneke van Bergen (ed)
TU Delft
Steffen Nijhuis (ed)
TU Delft
Nikki Brand (ed)
TU Delft
Marcel Hertogh (ed)
TU Delft

Synopsis

This publication offers an overview of the latest cross-disciplinary developments in the field of Building with Nature (BwN) for the protection of coastal regions. The key philosophy of BwN is the employment of natural processes to serve societal goals, such as flood safety. The starting point is a systems-based approach, making interventions that employ the shaping forces of the natural system to perform measures by self-regulation. Initial pilots of this innovative approach originate from coastal engineering, with the Sand Motor along the coast of South Holland as one of the prime examples. From here, the BwN approach has evolved into a new generation of nature-based hydraulic solutions, such as mangrove forests, coastal reefs, and green dikes.

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Published
November 19, 2021
Online ISSN
1879-8217
Print ISSN
1875-0192
License
Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Details about this monograph

ISBN-13 (15)
9789463663793
Date of first publication (11)
2021-01-01
Physical Dimensions
178mm x 258mm