Netherlands Wing

Rhine Delta, the Netherlands

Coordinator: Cees van de Guchte - cees.vandeguchte(at)

  • Houses large cities and industrial areas for centuries, but is not immune to problems faced by deltas. In 1953 dikes failed, flooding huge areas of land
  • Sea level rise expected by 2050 will increase the risk of flooding in the port city of Rotterdam by a factor of 10












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Rhine-Meuse Delta (general information)
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  • Watch the Knowledge for Climate Research Programme Videos related to the Dutch Delta on the Youtube channel (English subtitles).


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