Welcome to 'Building with Nature'
Building with Nature is a new design philosophy in hydraulic engineering.
Natural elements such as wind, currents, flora and fauna are utilized in designing
a hydraulic engineering solution, thereby creating additional benefits for nature, recreation and the local economy.
Online Course Building with Nature
If you’re interested in the concept of building with nature, then this is the engineering course for you. More information
A Spanish version of our Building with Nature book is now available.
Investing in your future! This project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
Leading Dutch engineers and environmental scientists will explain the Building with Nature integrated design approach and why it is fundamental to a new generation of engineers and ecologists.
The JBA trust developed a catalogue for nature based flood risk management projects in the UK.
In Dordrecht (NL) in the area 'Stadswerven' work has started for the Wervenpark scheme. This green area is arranged as a nature zone similar to the Dutch nature park Biesbosch. The city of Dordrecht and Ecoshape are responsible for the design of the Wervenpark.