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Land in Water, Water in Land: Achieving Integrated Coastal Zone Development by Building with Nature
Land in Water, Water in Land: Achieving Integrated Coastal Zone Development by Building with Nature

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.

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An aerial photograph of the finished Slufterdam, Plans 1 and 2. These plans extended both the port of Rotterdam as well as the surrounding nature reserves in harmony with each other, following the principles of Integrated Coastal Zone Development through Building with Nature.
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Published June 2007