DescriptionAs part of the SIA-RAAK research Waterbergende Weg, full scale infiltration tests were performed in Heemskerk to test climate adaptation measures against intense rainfall under a changing climate.
Students from the HvA minor Klimaatbestendige Stad participated in the tests to get hands-on experience with fieldwork.
Highschool students from the Erasmus+ Adapt your Future program from four different countries and their teachers also joined in the testing to learn more about climate adaptive measures. Below is a citation from the short summary of the Erasmus+ Adapt your Future program that describes the relevance of the participation of the students in the testing.
"In the four international conferences students will learn the ins and outs of the topic of climate adaptation from experts and field trips, after which they are required to process all relevant information in such a way that they can transfer this knowledge to the rest of the school and the rest of their social environments. The students are the key to dissemination of the project's results. The project intends to lead to several channels or mechanisms through which the students are able to spread their experiences, such as a website, a weblog, a film and lessons for undergraduate students. We want the students to actively change their environments for a longer period. With this in mind, all schools are to compose and inplement adaptation plans, for which permanent school climate councils are installed. Teachers will also increase their competences, improve their curricula and will work with new digital solutions. The time has come to take the major challenge of climate adaptation seriously. We sincerely hope that our project will contribute to that worldwide goal!"
|Period||17 Nov 2021|
|Location||Beverwijk / Amsterdam / Heemskerk, Netherlands|
|Degree of Recognition||International|