Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Cities (SARCC)

Due to climate change there is a steep increase in sea level rise. This would result in damages caused by flooding in coastal cities unless new strategies are developed in order to mitigate this change in sea level. At this moment coastal flood plans and policies mainly focus on creating traditional hard structures/heavy engineering and make minimal use of nature based solutions, despite the overwhelming evidence of their potential to reduce flood risk and impact. Policy makers often do not consider nature based solutions due to uncertainties around costs, potential for success and maintenance needed after a couple of years. The goal of SARCC is to fill in a gap of knowledge on the topic of nature based solutions, in order to make integration of these types of solutions easier for local authorities and coastal managers to deploy.

SARCC will focus on vulnerable coastal cities in the 2Seas region.

SARCC will enable the involved partners to embed new techniques, methodologies and practices into coastal management. This will help demonstrate the value of nature based solutions and give opportunity to share gathered information with other stakeholders in coastal urban regions. The project will develop a system to positively engage local communities in the consultations to highlight the value and benefits of nature based solutions to the coastal communities.

Urban areas situated around the North sea and Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Cities (SARCC) is an Interreg 2 Seas program. Within the Interreg 2 Seas region partners of the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. This international approach will give a platform for sharing ideas and knowledge.

Research type: field research, desk analysis, lab research

Location: Vlissingen, Zeeland

Contact: Wietse van de Lageweg

"Industrie" komt niet voor in de lijst met mogelijke waarden (Geen armoede, Geen honger, Goede gezondheid en welzijn, Kwaliteitsonderwijs, Gendergelijkheid, Schoon water en sanitair, Betaalbare en duurzame energie, Waardig werk en economische groei, Industrie, innovatie en infrastructuur, Ongelijkheid verminderen, Duurzame steden en gemeenschappen, Verantwoorde consumptie en productie, Klimaatactie, Leven in het water, Leven op het land, Vrede, justitie en sterke publieke diensten, Partnerschap om doelstellingen te bereiken) voor deze eigenschap.