Update 'Navigating rivers and deltas towards a sustainable future'

March 19th, 2021 | Download as PDF
Update 'Navigating rivers and deltas towards a sustainable future'

Rivers and deltas are key systems that form the arteries of the earth, from the mountains to the sea, providing a multitude of opportunities for addressing global sustainability challenges, over the next decades. How we use, manage and invest in water management, adaptation, agriculture, infrastructure and urban development will determine the future lives of billions of people and the quality of our aquatic ecosystems.

A good understanding of river systems and their deltas is at the core of making a shift towards sustainable development. The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has launched a ‘River Basin Delta Tool’ on the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021: www.pbl.nl/rbdt. This tool, called 'Navigating rivers and deltas towards a sustainable future', shows how river and delta systems work under natural conditions, how we have changed our rivers and deltas, what lies ahead in terms of further impacts under a business-as-usual scenario, and how we can bend the trend towards more sustainable development.

An update of the ‘River Basin Delta Tool’ is now online. Diagrams present all Sustainable Development Goals, how achieving them is affected by human interventions and climate change, and what can be done to bring the realization of these goals within reach.  

Click here to navigate this tool.

And we do have a nice animation about this tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjmkXECGxXY