Deltas worldwide are often densely populated areas where rivers and seas meet and where many different issues are intertwined. Such complex areas require an integrated approach towards land- and water management. Because of its long time experience in managing the country as a delta area, Delta management is a focal theme in the Dutch international water cooperation. Building with Nature is the concept of using ecological processes in designing water management measures, which can make such measures more resilient. It is an important approach in Dutch programmes such as Room for the River and the ‘Sand Engine’ (Zandmotor).
World Water Development Report 2018 on Nature Based Solutions
The WWDR is an annual and thematic report that focuses on different strategic water issues each year and aims to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water resources. It also includes regional aspects, hotspots, examples and stories, making the report relevant to a broad range of readers, at different levels and in different geographical areas.
The development of the WWDR, coordinated by the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), is a joint effort of the UN agencies and entities which make up UN-Water, working in partnership with governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.
The World Water Development Report for 2018 will be on Nature Based Solutions, and the Committee hopes to be able to give addition to the book with their Building with Nature expertise.
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