Rotterdam: A bastion against rising sea, for now
October 20, 2022

Thanks to the city’s efforts toward climate adaptation and decades-old engineering works, Rotterdam does not have to worry about climate change until the end of the century. Yet, as the city develops, any mistake in flood defence planning becomes more costly.

Author: Zuza Nazaruk

Zuza Nazaruk is a freelance journalist based in Rotterdam, writing about environmental and social sustainability, migration, and public policy. Her work has been featured in Euronews Green, Morocco World News, E-International Relations, and Journal of Political Risk. Alongside journalism, Zuza teaches systems thinking for sustainability at a university level.

Wave rush against a city protected by a giant, fortress-like gate in this image by Walker Gawande
Sinking Cities

Rotterdam: A bastion against rising sea, for now

Thanks to the city’s efforts toward climate adaptation and decades-old engineering works, Rotterdam does not have to worry about climate change until the end of the century. Yet, as the city develops, any mistake in flood defence planning becomes more costly.

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