Ronald Waterman MSc, PhD is dedicated to finding answers to the question how can we develop wellbalanced and integrated solutions in the fields of space, economy and environment to existing and future challenges as regards (1) sustainable coastal and delta zone development based on the principle of Building with Nature®, and (2) the sustainable use and adaptation of inland waterways and their waterfronts based on Aquapuncture©, a concept developed in cooperation with Jaap Brouwer, MUrb.
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Revitalising and redesigning inland water transportation routes and recreational waterfronts transforms them into vital and viable economic and social engines.
Although this approach was first applied in the Netherlands, it has gradually been recognised worldwide as a harmonious means of creating land areas for living, working, tourism & recreation, and infrastructure, whilst ensuring the preservation or expansion of valuable environmental resources, nature and landscape. In addition, climate change resulting in sea-level rise, more frequent and intense storm-surges are taken into account, as well as land subsidence and salt water intrusion.