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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.

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A Spanish version of our Building with Nature book is now available. 

 

 

   

Cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund

Early success for mangrove shrimp farms: #buildingwithnature in Indonesia @WetlandsInt https://t.co/2nkpWVLKH6 https://t.co/qQMnDchar8
3 days ago
RT @henknieboer: At @EcoShapeBwN we are experimenting with low cost mangrove rehabilitation https://t.co/3oE978dKDx
3 days ago
Hier werken we samen aan #buildingwithnature in de stad ook met @DeltaresNL en @WitteveenBos https://t.co/FBT2Cn22Xn
4 days ago
RT @Vechtstromen: actie #doodhout gestart! bomen in #deVecht plaatsen voor betere doorstroming, waterkwaliteit #buildingwithnature https://…
5 days ago
RT @DenBestTwit: Via #deltaprogramma stimuleren we in #IJsselmeergebied #buildingwithnature aanpak voor dijkversterking. Op zoek naar match…
5 days ago
Guidelines for Better Valuing Natural Solutions for Coastal Protection: https://t.co/fJPCv60eaT
2 weeks ago
RT @barenddejong: #Biobouwers bepalen sterk het voedselweb van kustgebieden https://t.co/R9VNMB5xi5 #BuildingWithNature
2 weeks ago
RT @DeZandmotor: Register now for our conference on 14-15 September! #buildingwithnature https://t.co/SccS011eGJ https://t.co/81wEkPGVOG
2 weeks ago
Visiting #adaptationfutures2016? Meet us on May 12 in session SP6.5 Antwerp Room about #buildingwithnature at tropical coasts @WetlandsInt
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
BwN and shrimp farming: New hope for local farmers in coastal Demak

Shrimp farmers in coastal Demak show early success with new sustainable shrimp farms, as a result of the coastal field schools held within our Building with Nature project.

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BwN and shrimp farming: New hope for local farmers in coastal Demak
Marker Wadden: a productive landscape by building with sediment

Dredging sludge has negative connotations but the Marker Wadden shows that the natural and economic value of dredged material is underestimated. 

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Marker Wadden: a productive landscape by building with sediment
Building with Nature in Galveston Bay

Flooding caused by Hurricane Ike in September 2008 resulted in major damage around Galveston Bay and Houston, Texas.  MSc student Robert de Boer (TU Delft ), studied the concept of ' Building with Nature' ( BwN ) for his MSc thesis.

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Building with Nature in Galveston Bay