As a delta city, Rotterdam is vulnerable to climate change. Rainfall intensity, river drainage and sea level are changing. This in combination with continuing growth and city density increases the risks. This calls not only for new measures but above all a different vision of water management. The Water Sensitive Rotterdam programme (WSR) is developing measures to prepare the city for the impact of climate change, for example increased rainfall, extreme heat and drought. These measures tie in with projects already completed in Rotterdam such as Benthemplein. The programme is designed to impress upon a large segment of the population the urgency of climate change and to motivate people, organisations and businesses.
Source: Urban Green-Blue Grids