The aim of the Room for the River Programme was to provide
more space for the major rivers in the Netherlands as a way of managing
the higher water levels in the delta area. In over 30 locations measures
were devised and implemented to allow the rivers to flood safely.
Landscape architects and engineers worked together to design these
measures in such a way that they also improved the quality of the
landscape. This richly illustrated book showcases the results of all the
projects, while the background and commentary texts illuminate this
exemplary and impressive method of how the Dutch deal with climate
change and landscape development.