Working with Nature

Business opportunities for sustainable coastal and river engineering

The protection our delta and coastal areas is a constantly growing concern and innovations are crucial. The ‘Working with Nature’ approach is innovative, sustainable, and offers great business opportunities. 

The world market for civil engineering in delta and coastal areas alone is €120 billion. Large sums of money are being spent on traditional civil engineering, such as the building of dams and dykes. But while the industry continues to focus on hard infrastructure, climate change is driving an urgent need for more resilient and adaptive alternatives. 

Working with Nature
Project Type

Pathfinder – Explores relevant climate arenas to identify and prioritise innovation opportunities

Lead Partner
Project Partners
Project Location

The Netherlands

Project Start Date
November 2012

Land and water