Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, drought and other climate change consequences all present challenges to the quality of city life. Moreover, due to increasing urbanisation the number of people having to deal with these consequences is also growing. As a result, cities across the globe need to prepare for the impact of climate change on urban life. Amsterdam is aware of this, and is committed to becoming as climate-proof as possible by 2050.

Project

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL)

Climate Resilient Cities

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL) on a mission to make Amsterdam carbon-neutral

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Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

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Bioreceptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bioreceptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

To foster these developments and connect them to the state-of-the-art knowledge from science, the Climate Resilient Cities research program works on a few different areas of expertise (see below), answering questions like: what do rainfall, temperature and wind turbulences look like in and around Amsterdam? How can flooding after storms be predicted and prevented? Or from a more societal point of view: what is the impact of research on climate resilient solutions, how can results and effective measures actually be implemented? Furthermore, the research program maps different possible futures to be prepared to whatever actually happens.

“We want to improve the resiliency of the city by finding fiercely attractive solutions to our urgent challenges. Therefore, we work in triple-helix collaborations with knowledge partners like AMS Institute and business partners. Together with AMS Institute, we take the initiative and integrate the principles of resilience thinking into the city’s processes, encourage new kinds of cross-sectoral collaboration and support bottom-up initiatives by communities.”

Sacha Stolp - Senior Strategic Advisor City of Amsterdam, department of Engineering

The Climate Resilient Cities research program evaluates the functioning, adaptation and resilience of climate systems. The entire urban air-water-soil-green system is analyzed, to map rainfall, temperature and wind turbulence in and around Amsterdam. We then use this information to create a climate adaptation planning approach that carefully designs and assesses interventions such as greening and the sustainable (re)design and maintenance of the city’s infrastructure. In doing so, we work on focus on four areas of expertise:

  • Weather/Meteorology: Weather phenomena of the urban environment are modeled and studied for insight. What do rainfall, temperature and wind turbulences look like in and around Amsterdam?
  • Water/Hydrology: The urban water cycle system with regards to rainfall, evaporation, storage and discharge is modeled. How can flooding after storms be predicted and prevented?
  • Scenario Planning & Urban Planning: The scenario planning approach maps different possible futures to be prepared to whatever actually happens. This proven approach reduces the negative outcome through better planning. In addition, the climate adaptation planning approach for resilient cities involves both careful design and assessment of interventions. Without looking closer at what has been done and is intended, learning is impossible.
  • Societal Factors: While climate change and resilient solutions to it are a complex technological and biological challenge, the societal factors are just as important. What is the impact of research on climate resilient solutions? What is the cost for water management and health care.

Preventing and addressing the adverse affects of climate change simply cannot be worked at a city level alone. This calls for a multi-level, long- and short-term collaboration that transcends the city limits and requires an integrated vision. With this AMS Institute contributes to understanding the city’s detrimental and beneficial dynamics around climate and urban design, and thereby contributes to accelerate change towards more climate resilient cities.

Urban Heat Island

The summer of 2018 was extremely hot and dry. For Amsterdam, as for many other cities, this resulted in dying plants and grass, declined water quality, malfunctioning bridges, subsiding housing foundations and cracked cycle paths and roads. The extreme temperatures not only affected the environment, but also human health and well-being, especially of elderly people and young children. According to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the kind of heat waves we saw last year, will become more frequent: from once every twenty years a century ago, to every two to three years now.

In densely populated areas such as Amsterdam, heat waves are more extreme, due to the so-called 'urban heat island effect'. This means that heat generated by people, vehicles and the sun is easily trapped by the materials used to build houses, industrial buildings, sidewalks, and parking lots. The effect is strongest at night during calm, clear weather. The temperature difference with areas outside the city can sometimes be more than five degrees. The level of this effect strongly depends on the density and height of the buildings and on the amount of green spaces present.

“The urban climate is like an archipelago of micro-climates and that is why it is so extremely interesting to work with!”

Sanda Lenzholzer

Full professor Landscape Architecture & AMS PI

Project

REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

Urban Green

Urban green plays an important role in making Amsterdam a climate resilient city. Green roofs, for example, ensure better absorption of rainwater, which slows down water discharge into the street. The ageing sewerage system can in this way better cope better with the increase of rain water. Green also has a cooling effect through evaporation in extreme heat. In addition, trees, flowers and plants have a positive effect on human health, contribute to the livability of a neighborhood and even improve performance.

Project

Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

Project

The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

MOOC III: Nature Based Metropolitan Solutions

Discover the potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS) in metropolitan areas and develop strategies for their implementation.

Air Quality

Air pollution causes substantial health risks. The quality of air depends on the time of day, location in a city and traffic intensity as well as weather conditions like wind speed. Improving the air quality in Amsterdam is also part of the Climate Resillience program.

Project

Healthy Urban Route Planner

Climate Resilient Cities

Quickest route, shortest route, route with the least traffic… Contemporary route planners offer people an array of route choices for getting from A to B. But with pollution rates varying from street to street, what about the most healthy route?

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

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Heat stress inequality in Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

New study published in Nature Cities

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New model predicts the safety quaysides

Climate Resilient Cities

Mart-Jan Hemel defended his thesis on this at TU Delft on November 30.

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Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

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Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

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New urban bridges and quay walls project

Climate Resilient Cities

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i-Tree: heat adaptation in the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Trees can play a major role in climate adaptation. The i-Tree NL tool collects urban tree data and visualizes the benefits of trees in cities. The follow-up project i-Tree 2.0-NL assesses the contribution to heat reduction and integrates it into practice.

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Effective Green for Climate Adaptation in the City

Climate Resilient Cities

Now that greenery is increasingly in the picture as an instrument for climate adaptation, the need for scientific knowledge about it is also growing. This is provided in this research project and tailored so that it can be applied in practice.

Project

Effective Green for Climate Adaptation in the City

Climate Resilient Cities

Now that greenery is increasingly in the picture as an instrument for climate adaptation, the need for scientific knowledge about it is also growing. This is provided in this research project and tailored so that it can be applied in practice.

Project

Green Hollistic System 2.0

Climate Resilient Cities

The Green Holistic System (GHS) is an innovative circular and nature-based system targeting sustainable water management

Project

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

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Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

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AquaConnect Demonstrator

Climate Resilient Cities

Amsterdam intends to prepare for future droughts periods by accessing new urban water sources for greenery functions. This project investigates the possibility of accessing water harvesting in urban sewage systems.

Project

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL)

Climate Resilient Cities

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL) on a mission to make Amsterdam carbon-neutral

News

The Leaf: Climate Adaptive Pergolas

Entrepreneurship

Worldwide cities heat up, experience loss of biodiversity and more heavy rainfall. Adding greenery in urban areas mitigates such climate change impact. Where to place this greenery as urban space is limited? The Leaf’s solution: climate-adaptive pergolas.

News

The Leaf: Climate Adaptive Pergolas

Entrepreneurship

Worldwide cities heat up, experience loss of biodiversity and more heavy rainfall. Adding greenery in urban areas mitigates such climate change impact. Where to place this greenery as urban space is limited? The Leaf’s solution: climate-adaptive pergolas.

Project

Urban Comfort Lab

Climate Resilient Cities

Airport regions are notoriously noisy, due to aircraft flyovers. How can urban and architectural design solutions reduce

Project

Hydrographic inspections of quay walls

Climate Resilient Cities

Diving inspections are carried out to calculate the criticality of wooden structures of quay walls. This project analyses the suitability of multibeam echosounder and acoustic camera techniques during these inspections.

Project

Are urban canals ready for multifunctional use by 2040?

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban canals are used for many human use functions like recreation, transportation, thermal energy extraction (aquatherm

Project

Are urban canals ready for multifunctional use by 2040?

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban canals are used for many human use functions like recreation, transportation, thermal energy extraction (aquatherm

Project

Join an Amsterdam experiment: I-CHANGE

Climate Resilient Cities

With WUR, we monitor indoor and outdoor atmospheric parameters that influence citizen’s health, like urban thermal comfo

News

Kick-off Urbiquay: 3 research projects

Climate Resilient Cities

On June 24th we celebrated the start of three new research projects within the Urbiquay NWA-call here at AMS Institute. Three consortia of researchers, companies, and civil society organizations will conduct research on future-proof bridges and quay walls

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Kick-off Urbiquay: 3 research projects

Climate Resilient Cities

On June 24th we celebrated the start of three new research projects within the Urbiquay NWA-call here at AMS Institute. Three consortia of researchers, companies, and civil society organizations will conduct research on future-proof bridges and quay walls

News

A map to find your cool during heatwaves

Climate Resilient Cities

Where to cool off in the city when temperatures are rising? Together with the City of Amsterdam, Witteveen+Bos, and CLEVERºFRANKE an online map is created for Amsterdammers to discover places in their neighborhoods to 'chill out'.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

News

Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo

News

Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo

News

The battle of the Amsterdam quayside bulge

Climate Resilient Cities

The canals and quaysides in Amsterdam make a pretty picture. In order to remain safe, the quay walls, some over 300 years old and built on wooden piles, need to be well maintained. But which ones to tackle first? And which quay walls still pass the test?

Project

Future-proof historic quay walls

Climate Resilient Cities

Investigating the state of Amsterdam's historic quays and bridges to keep the city safe, accessible and ‘future-proof’.

News

Rapid Assessment Grimburgwal

Climate Resilient Cities

September 1, 2020, part of the quay of Grimburgwal in Amsterdam collapsed. Study shows that primary causes appear to be the different construction of the narrow quay, the locally deeper canal bed, and the weakening of masonry due to pre-existing cracks.

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Rapid Assessment Grimburgwal

Climate Resilient Cities

September 1, 2020, part of the quay of Grimburgwal in Amsterdam collapsed. Study shows that primary causes appear to be the different construction of the narrow quay, the locally deeper canal bed, and the weakening of masonry due to pre-existing cracks.

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Nature-Based Solutions in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The 'ACT on NBS' project explored, among others, what tools could help overcome cities’ implementation challenges?

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Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

Climate Resilient Cities

Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

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Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

Climate Resilient Cities

Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

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Dutch Delta City Research

Climate Resilient Cities

In the upcoming five years, researchers from AMS Institute will contribute to the co-development of integrative urban...

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Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

News

AC systems can warm up the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Air conditioning systems cool indoor temperatures. However, they can also contribute to warming up city temperatures.

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AC systems can warm up the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Air conditioning systems cool indoor temperatures. However, they can also contribute to warming up city temperatures.

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A cooler Amsterdam with moss walls

Climate Resilient Cities

An interview with Respyre

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Climate Adaptation Strategy Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, drought and other climate change consequences all present challenges to the quality of city life. To create a healthy and livable city, Amsterdam launched a Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Project

Bioreceptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bioreceptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

Project

Bioreceptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bioreceptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

News

Innovation to make A'dam climate-proof

Climate Resilient Cities

Over the next four years, Amsterdam will be allocating 15 to 20 million euros from its urban maintenance budget for new, smart projects in the field of climate adaptation in public space and urban green.

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Pakhuis de Zwijger: Quay Walls & Bridges

Climate Resilient Cities

Pakhuis de Zwijger Livecast: Smart and sustainable innovations to renovate the quays and bridges of Amsterdam

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Pakhuis de Zwijger: Quay Walls & Bridges

Climate Resilient Cities

Pakhuis de Zwijger Livecast: Smart and sustainable innovations to renovate the quays and bridges of Amsterdam

News

Innovations in a time of crisis

Climate Resilient Cities

A selection of 7 types of research conducted by WUR, TU Delft and MIT, in relation to this crisis.

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Tackling climate challenges in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels present challenges to cities. What measures can we t

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Innovation collabs for Bridges and Quays

Climate Resilient Cities

140 business and knowledge institute reps showcased Monitoring & Sensoring technologies for Bridges and Quays challenges

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Innovation collabs for Bridges and Quays

Climate Resilient Cities

140 business and knowledge institute reps showcased Monitoring & Sensoring technologies for Bridges and Quays challenges

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Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

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Green Junkie

Climate Resilient Cities

Exploring added values of a new green innovation for an economical vital city

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

News

Introducing a new MOOC

Climate Resilient Cities

Our new and third MOOC will start on May 21. During this course you will discover the potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS) in metropolitan areas and develop strategies for their implementation.

Project

The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

Project

The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

Project

REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

Project

Healthy Urban Route Planner

Climate Resilient Cities

Quickest route, shortest route, route with the least traffic… Contemporary route planners offer people an array of route choices for getting from A to B. But with pollution rates varying from street to street, what about the most healthy route?

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

News

Heat stress inequality in Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

New study published in Nature Cities

News

Heat stress inequality in Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

New study published in Nature Cities

News

New model predicts the safety quaysides

Climate Resilient Cities

Mart-Jan Hemel defended his thesis on this at TU Delft on November 30.

News

New model predicts the safety quaysides

Climate Resilient Cities

Mart-Jan Hemel defended his thesis on this at TU Delft on November 30.

News

New model predicts the safety quaysides

Climate Resilient Cities

Mart-Jan Hemel defended his thesis on this at TU Delft on November 30.

News

New model predicts the safety quaysides

Climate Resilient Cities

Mart-Jan Hemel defended his thesis on this at TU Delft on November 30.

Project

Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

News

New urban bridges and quay walls project

Climate Resilient Cities

Project

Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

News

New urban bridges and quay walls project

Climate Resilient Cities

Project

i-Tree: heat adaptation in the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Trees can play a major role in climate adaptation. The i-Tree NL tool collects urban tree data and visualizes the benefits of trees in cities. The follow-up project i-Tree 2.0-NL assesses the contribution to heat reduction and integrates it into practice.

Project

i-Tree: heat adaptation in the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Trees can play a major role in climate adaptation. The i-Tree NL tool collects urban tree data and visualizes the benefits of trees in cities. The follow-up project i-Tree 2.0-NL assesses the contribution to heat reduction and integrates it into practice.

Project

i-Tree: heat adaptation in the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Trees can play a major role in climate adaptation. The i-Tree NL tool collects urban tree data and visualizes the benefits of trees in cities. The follow-up project i-Tree 2.0-NL assesses the contribution to heat reduction and integrates it into practice.

Project

i-Tree: heat adaptation in the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Trees can play a major role in climate adaptation. The i-Tree NL tool collects urban tree data and visualizes the benefits of trees in cities. The follow-up project i-Tree 2.0-NL assesses the contribution to heat reduction and integrates it into practice.

Project

Effective Green for Climate Adaptation in the City

Climate Resilient Cities

Now that greenery is increasingly in the picture as an instrument for climate adaptation, the need for scientific knowledge about it is also growing. This is provided in this research project and tailored so that it can be applied in practice.

Project

Effective Green for Climate Adaptation in the City

Climate Resilient Cities

Now that greenery is increasingly in the picture as an instrument for climate adaptation, the need for scientific knowledge about it is also growing. This is provided in this research project and tailored so that it can be applied in practice.

Project

Green Hollistic System 2.0

Climate Resilient Cities

The Green Holistic System (GHS) is an innovative circular and nature-based system targeting sustainable water management

Project

Green Hollistic System 2.0

Climate Resilient Cities

The Green Holistic System (GHS) is an innovative circular and nature-based system targeting sustainable water management

Project

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Project

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Project

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Project

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

Project

AquaConnect Demonstrator

Climate Resilient Cities

Amsterdam intends to prepare for future droughts periods by accessing new urban water sources for greenery functions. This project investigates the possibility of accessing water harvesting in urban sewage systems.

Project

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL)

Climate Resilient Cities

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL) on a mission to make Amsterdam carbon-neutral

Project

AquaConnect Demonstrator

Climate Resilient Cities

Amsterdam intends to prepare for future droughts periods by accessing new urban water sources for greenery functions. This project investigates the possibility of accessing water harvesting in urban sewage systems.

Project

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL)

Climate Resilient Cities

Senseable Amsterdam Lab (SAL) on a mission to make Amsterdam carbon-neutral

News

The Leaf: Climate Adaptive Pergolas

Entrepreneurship

Worldwide cities heat up, experience loss of biodiversity and more heavy rainfall. Adding greenery in urban areas mitigates such climate change impact. Where to place this greenery as urban space is limited? The Leaf’s solution: climate-adaptive pergolas.

News

The Leaf: Climate Adaptive Pergolas

Entrepreneurship

Worldwide cities heat up, experience loss of biodiversity and more heavy rainfall. Adding greenery in urban areas mitigates such climate change impact. Where to place this greenery as urban space is limited? The Leaf’s solution: climate-adaptive pergolas.

News

The Leaf: Climate Adaptive Pergolas

Entrepreneurship

Worldwide cities heat up, experience loss of biodiversity and more heavy rainfall. Adding greenery in urban areas mitigates such climate change impact. Where to place this greenery as urban space is limited? The Leaf’s solution: climate-adaptive pergolas.

News

The Leaf: Climate Adaptive Pergolas

Entrepreneurship

Worldwide cities heat up, experience loss of biodiversity and more heavy rainfall. Adding greenery in urban areas mitigates such climate change impact. Where to place this greenery as urban space is limited? The Leaf’s solution: climate-adaptive pergolas.

Project

Urban Comfort Lab

Climate Resilient Cities

Airport regions are notoriously noisy, due to aircraft flyovers. How can urban and architectural design solutions reduce

Project

Urban Comfort Lab

Climate Resilient Cities

Airport regions are notoriously noisy, due to aircraft flyovers. How can urban and architectural design solutions reduce

Project

Hydrographic inspections of quay walls

Climate Resilient Cities

Diving inspections are carried out to calculate the criticality of wooden structures of quay walls. This project analyses the suitability of multibeam echosounder and acoustic camera techniques during these inspections.

Project

Hydrographic inspections of quay walls

Climate Resilient Cities

Diving inspections are carried out to calculate the criticality of wooden structures of quay walls. This project analyses the suitability of multibeam echosounder and acoustic camera techniques during these inspections.

Project

Are urban canals ready for multifunctional use by 2040?

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban canals are used for many human use functions like recreation, transportation, thermal energy extraction (aquatherm

Project

Are urban canals ready for multifunctional use by 2040?

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban canals are used for many human use functions like recreation, transportation, thermal energy extraction (aquatherm

Project

Are urban canals ready for multifunctional use by 2040?

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban canals are used for many human use functions like recreation, transportation, thermal energy extraction (aquatherm

Project

Are urban canals ready for multifunctional use by 2040?

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban canals are used for many human use functions like recreation, transportation, thermal energy extraction (aquatherm

Project

Join an Amsterdam experiment: I-CHANGE

Climate Resilient Cities

With WUR, we monitor indoor and outdoor atmospheric parameters that influence citizen’s health, like urban thermal comfo

News

Kick-off Urbiquay: 3 research projects

Climate Resilient Cities

On June 24th we celebrated the start of three new research projects within the Urbiquay NWA-call here at AMS Institute. Three consortia of researchers, companies, and civil society organizations will conduct research on future-proof bridges and quay walls

Project

Join an Amsterdam experiment: I-CHANGE

Climate Resilient Cities

With WUR, we monitor indoor and outdoor atmospheric parameters that influence citizen’s health, like urban thermal comfo

News

Kick-off Urbiquay: 3 research projects

Climate Resilient Cities

On June 24th we celebrated the start of three new research projects within the Urbiquay NWA-call here at AMS Institute. Three consortia of researchers, companies, and civil society organizations will conduct research on future-proof bridges and quay walls

News

A map to find your cool during heatwaves

Climate Resilient Cities

Where to cool off in the city when temperatures are rising? Together with the City of Amsterdam, Witteveen+Bos, and CLEVERºFRANKE an online map is created for Amsterdammers to discover places in their neighborhoods to 'chill out'.

News

A map to find your cool during heatwaves

Climate Resilient Cities

Where to cool off in the city when temperatures are rising? Together with the City of Amsterdam, Witteveen+Bos, and CLEVERºFRANKE an online map is created for Amsterdammers to discover places in their neighborhoods to 'chill out'.

News

A map to find your cool during heatwaves

Climate Resilient Cities

Where to cool off in the city when temperatures are rising? Together with the City of Amsterdam, Witteveen+Bos, and CLEVERºFRANKE an online map is created for Amsterdammers to discover places in their neighborhoods to 'chill out'.

News

A map to find your cool during heatwaves

Climate Resilient Cities

Where to cool off in the city when temperatures are rising? Together with the City of Amsterdam, Witteveen+Bos, and CLEVERºFRANKE an online map is created for Amsterdammers to discover places in their neighborhoods to 'chill out'.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

News

Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo

News

Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo

News

The battle of the Amsterdam quayside bulge

Climate Resilient Cities

The canals and quaysides in Amsterdam make a pretty picture. In order to remain safe, the quay walls, some over 300 years old and built on wooden piles, need to be well maintained. But which ones to tackle first? And which quay walls still pass the test?

News

The battle of the Amsterdam quayside bulge

Climate Resilient Cities

The canals and quaysides in Amsterdam make a pretty picture. In order to remain safe, the quay walls, some over 300 years old and built on wooden piles, need to be well maintained. But which ones to tackle first? And which quay walls still pass the test?

News

The battle of the Amsterdam quayside bulge

Climate Resilient Cities

The canals and quaysides in Amsterdam make a pretty picture. In order to remain safe, the quay walls, some over 300 years old and built on wooden piles, need to be well maintained. But which ones to tackle first? And which quay walls still pass the test?

News

The battle of the Amsterdam quayside bulge

Climate Resilient Cities

The canals and quaysides in Amsterdam make a pretty picture. In order to remain safe, the quay walls, some over 300 years old and built on wooden piles, need to be well maintained. But which ones to tackle first? And which quay walls still pass the test?

Project

Future-proof historic quay walls

Climate Resilient Cities

Investigating the state of Amsterdam's historic quays and bridges to keep the city safe, accessible and ‘future-proof’.

News

Rapid Assessment Grimburgwal

Climate Resilient Cities

September 1, 2020, part of the quay of Grimburgwal in Amsterdam collapsed. Study shows that primary causes appear to be the different construction of the narrow quay, the locally deeper canal bed, and the weakening of masonry due to pre-existing cracks.

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Future-proof historic quay walls

Climate Resilient Cities

Investigating the state of Amsterdam's historic quays and bridges to keep the city safe, accessible and ‘future-proof’.

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Rapid Assessment Grimburgwal

Climate Resilient Cities

September 1, 2020, part of the quay of Grimburgwal in Amsterdam collapsed. Study shows that primary causes appear to be the different construction of the narrow quay, the locally deeper canal bed, and the weakening of masonry due to pre-existing cracks.

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Nature-Based Solutions in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The 'ACT on NBS' project explored, among others, what tools could help overcome cities’ implementation challenges?

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Nature-Based Solutions in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The 'ACT on NBS' project explored, among others, what tools could help overcome cities’ implementation challenges?

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Nature-Based Solutions in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The 'ACT on NBS' project explored, among others, what tools could help overcome cities’ implementation challenges?

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Nature-Based Solutions in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The 'ACT on NBS' project explored, among others, what tools could help overcome cities’ implementation challenges?

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Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

Climate Resilient Cities

Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

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Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

Climate Resilient Cities

Lockdown cuts CO2 emissions

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Dutch Delta City Research

Climate Resilient Cities

In the upcoming five years, researchers from AMS Institute will contribute to the co-development of integrative urban...

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Dutch Delta City Research

Climate Resilient Cities

In the upcoming five years, researchers from AMS Institute will contribute to the co-development of integrative urban...

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Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

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Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

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Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

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Designing informal green spaces

Climate Resilient Cities

In the condensed urban area it can be a challenge to manage urban green infrastructure. This research develops design knowledge for integrating multiple ecosystem services of small and interstitial informal green spaces (IGS) in the condensed urban area.

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AC systems can warm up the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Air conditioning systems cool indoor temperatures. However, they can also contribute to warming up city temperatures.

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A cooler Amsterdam with moss walls

Climate Resilient Cities

An interview with Respyre

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AC systems can warm up the city

Climate Resilient Cities

Air conditioning systems cool indoor temperatures. However, they can also contribute to warming up city temperatures.

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A cooler Amsterdam with moss walls

Climate Resilient Cities

An interview with Respyre

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Climate Adaptation Strategy Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, drought and other climate change consequences all present challenges to the quality of city life. To create a healthy and livable city, Amsterdam launched a Climate Adaptation Strategy.

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Climate Adaptation Strategy Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, drought and other climate change consequences all present challenges to the quality of city life. To create a healthy and livable city, Amsterdam launched a Climate Adaptation Strategy.

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Climate Adaptation Strategy Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, drought and other climate change consequences all present challenges to the quality of city life. To create a healthy and livable city, Amsterdam launched a Climate Adaptation Strategy.

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Climate Adaptation Strategy Amsterdam

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, drought and other climate change consequences all present challenges to the quality of city life. To create a healthy and livable city, Amsterdam launched a Climate Adaptation Strategy.

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Bioreceptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bioreceptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

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Bioreceptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bioreceptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

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Innovation to make A'dam climate-proof

Climate Resilient Cities

Over the next four years, Amsterdam will be allocating 15 to 20 million euros from its urban maintenance budget for new, smart projects in the field of climate adaptation in public space and urban green.

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Innovation to make A'dam climate-proof

Climate Resilient Cities

Over the next four years, Amsterdam will be allocating 15 to 20 million euros from its urban maintenance budget for new, smart projects in the field of climate adaptation in public space and urban green.

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Pakhuis de Zwijger: Quay Walls & Bridges

Climate Resilient Cities

Pakhuis de Zwijger Livecast: Smart and sustainable innovations to renovate the quays and bridges of Amsterdam

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Pakhuis de Zwijger: Quay Walls & Bridges

Climate Resilient Cities

Pakhuis de Zwijger Livecast: Smart and sustainable innovations to renovate the quays and bridges of Amsterdam

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Pakhuis de Zwijger: Quay Walls & Bridges

Climate Resilient Cities

Pakhuis de Zwijger Livecast: Smart and sustainable innovations to renovate the quays and bridges of Amsterdam

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Pakhuis de Zwijger: Quay Walls & Bridges

Climate Resilient Cities

Pakhuis de Zwijger Livecast: Smart and sustainable innovations to renovate the quays and bridges of Amsterdam

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Innovations in a time of crisis

Climate Resilient Cities

A selection of 7 types of research conducted by WUR, TU Delft and MIT, in relation to this crisis.

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Tackling climate challenges in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels present challenges to cities. What measures can we t

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Innovations in a time of crisis

Climate Resilient Cities

A selection of 7 types of research conducted by WUR, TU Delft and MIT, in relation to this crisis.

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Tackling climate challenges in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels present challenges to cities. What measures can we t

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Innovation collabs for Bridges and Quays

Climate Resilient Cities

140 business and knowledge institute reps showcased Monitoring & Sensoring technologies for Bridges and Quays challenges

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Innovation collabs for Bridges and Quays

Climate Resilient Cities

140 business and knowledge institute reps showcased Monitoring & Sensoring technologies for Bridges and Quays challenges

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Innovation collabs for Bridges and Quays

Climate Resilient Cities

140 business and knowledge institute reps showcased Monitoring & Sensoring technologies for Bridges and Quays challenges

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Innovation collabs for Bridges and Quays

Climate Resilient Cities

140 business and knowledge institute reps showcased Monitoring & Sensoring technologies for Bridges and Quays challenges

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Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

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Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

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Green Junkie

Climate Resilient Cities

Exploring added values of a new green innovation for an economical vital city

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Green Junkie

Climate Resilient Cities

Exploring added values of a new green innovation for an economical vital city

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AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

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AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

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AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

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AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

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Introducing a new MOOC

Climate Resilient Cities

Our new and third MOOC will start on May 21. During this course you will discover the potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS) in metropolitan areas and develop strategies for their implementation.

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The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

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Introducing a new MOOC

Climate Resilient Cities

Our new and third MOOC will start on May 21. During this course you will discover the potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS) in metropolitan areas and develop strategies for their implementation.

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The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

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REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

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REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

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REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

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REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

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Healthy Urban Route Planner

Climate Resilient Cities

Quickest route, shortest route, route with the least traffic… Contemporary route planners offer people an array of route choices for getting from A to B. But with pollution rates varying from street to street, what about the most healthy route?

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Healthy Urban Route Planner

Climate Resilient Cities

Quickest route, shortest route, route with the least traffic… Contemporary route planners offer people an array of route choices for getting from A to B. But with pollution rates varying from street to street, what about the most healthy route?

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Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

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Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

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The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

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The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

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The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

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The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.