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Welcome to 'Building with Nature' 

Building with Nature shows how to utilize natural processes and provide opportunities for nature while realising hydraulic infrastructure. Design guidelines on how to make this happen in practice are available for everyone to use. These guidelines are based on the projects carried out  in the Building with Nature innovation programme. The work in the programme is carried out by the EcoShape consortium, that consists of private parties, government organisations and research institutes. 

NEWS 

Building with Nature has a new paper published in the Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, as well as in the ICE Virtual Library. The paper published in ICHE 2014 is also available. 

The University of Wageningen has started a course on Building with Nature


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A Spanish version of our Building with Nature book is now available. 

 

 


Investing in your future! This project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

2 months ago
RT @DeltaresNL: Marjolein van WijngaaRden vertelt wat @EcoShapeBwN doet voor item #Doemaarduurzaam #rtl7 #BwNindestad http://t.co/zcHuS1Gg2d
2 months ago
RT @henknieboer: Nederland en Indonesië herstellen samen afkalvende noordkust van Java http://t.co/TuyYYGXKKV (via @NUnl) @EcoShapeBwN
4 months ago
RT @HollandWater: Learning Alliance identifies pilot for green coastal protection in Kendari Bay, Indonesia http://t.co/ropVrBmqYG @UnescoI
5 months ago
RT @H_HuisintVeld: Vanmiddag Topteam #TsWater overleg bij @EcoShapeBwN . Boeiende agenda met oa nwe innovatiecontracten en #wetenschaps age…
5 months ago
RT @TopsectorWater: #Topteam vergadering @EcoShapeBwN 'Building with Nature' = join the forces. Mooie parallel werking @TopsectorWater http…
5 months ago
RT @karin_sluis: Leerzame bijeenkomst @TopsectorWater @EcoShapeBwN: naast de Zandmotor is er nu de Moddermotor. #BuildingWithNature http://…
5 months ago
RT @LMLangbroek: Donderdag a.s. weer topteamoverleg, dit keer bij @EcoShapeBwN . O.a. Doorkijk op 2015 en ambitie, portefeuilles leden en c…
5 months ago
RT @CarriedeWilde: Stem op de Zandmotor! NPO Wetenschap Breakthrough Battle http://t.co/sKfDi2IFJY @ecoshapebwn @shoremonitoring @hollandw…
7 months ago
RT @LMLangbroek: Vergadering met Raad v Toezicht @EcoShapeBwN Nieuwe programma van inside out naar outside in. Prachtig geillustreerd door …
7 months ago
Vergroting waterveiligheid met wilgenbossen

In de geul ten zuiden van de Ridderkerkse Griend is een drie maanden durend onderzoek gestart door Ecoshape.  Met twee verschillende typen wilgen; knotwilgen en een wilgengriend, wordt nu in de praktijk onderzocht wat modellen en labproeven al laten zien: kunnen wilgenbossen de waterveiligheid van een gebied verhogen? Ofwel: zijn het goede golfbrekers? In september worden de wilgen uit het water gehaald en de resultaten gepresenteerd. Deltares, Witteveen en Bos en Ecoshape voeren de proef uit.

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Tidal Park launched: new natural area along the New Meuse River
On the 16th of March, Ecoshape signed a memorandum of understanding to work together with nine other parties to green the banks of the New Meuse River in Rotterdam. Ecoshape is involved in this programme through the EFRO project “Ecoshape Knowledge Valorisation, Building with Nature in Delta Cities”, a project involving Ecoshape, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos and the municipalities of Dordrecht and Rotterdam. Applying these Building with Nature concepts will lead to more green areas and nature in a tidal river, the banks and the surrounding area, resulting in an attractive new landscape: the tidal park. 
 
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Tidal Park launched: new natural area along the New Meuse River