EcoShape Building With Nature Newsletter November 2016
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New website

Ecoshape has a new website. It is a modern site, which is readable on multiple devices. In the coming year the site will be optimized in a number of areas. The site is available in English and Dutch, via the Menu button. Visit the website and let us know what you think!

Dutch trade mission to Indonesia

This week Building with Nature is prominent as sustainable coastal management approach during Dutch trade mission to Indonesia. Read more.

Marconi contract signed
After some years of preparation, the Delfzijl Marconi project in The Netherlands, is finally on. The project is situated along the Ems-Dollard estuary, which is one of the two remaining open estuaries in the Netherlands. Read more.
IUCN presents Framework Nature-based Solutions

In the report, IUCN defines NbS and proposes an operational Framework, to guide implementation of NbS. 'By unifying NbS approaches under a single operational Framework, it becomes possible to scale up their implementation and strengthen their impact, IUCN states. Read full report.

Halfway the project BE SAFE
BE SAFE (Bio-Engineering for Safety using vegetated foreshores) is now approximately halfway the project. A lot of data has been collected in the field and in the laboratory. Read more.
Pilot Houtribdijk

The pilot Houtribdijk, a pilot project to test a sandy reinforcement in a lake environment, has already produced a large amount of information and insights since its construction in July 2014. This knowledge has been applied to several other projects in The Netherlands. Read more.

Climate adaption in cities with Nature-based Solutions
In the project City Deal Climate Adaptation the municipalities of Dordrecht, Zwolle and Eindhoven collaborate with Ecoshape and TAUW on climate robust development, through applying 'Nature-based Solutions'. Read more.
To plant or not to plant?
Mangrove planting has become hugely popular. The majority of planting efforts are however failing. A more effective approach is to create the right conditions for mangroves to grow back naturally. Read more.
BwN Design Guideline user survey

Ecoshape and partners are currently working on a plan to update and improve the Building with Nature Design Guideline. One of the actions in progress is an online user survey. Tell us what you think about the Guideline and take the survey. Take the survey or visit the Guideline first.

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