Residents

You as a resident of the Netherlands can do your bit towards climate-proofing your area. The Knowledge Portal offers an overview of the knowledge available, tools, and showcases in the field of spatial adaptation. View the following information, tools, showcases, and initiatives:

  1. Climate change. The climate is changing, and slowly but surely the impact is becoming noticeable.
  2. Climate Impact Atlas. Entering the name of a municipality into the Climate Impact Atlas enables you to browse the various maps pertaining to flood risks, drought, heat stress, and pluvial flooding. Enter the name of your municipality and see how your area could be affected.
  3. You can do your bit by making your own garden more sustainable, resilient, and climate-proof. For example, by acquiring a rain barrel, or by depaving your garden. The Green-Blue Grids and Huisje Boompje Beter tools provide concrete examples of measures that individual citizens can take to green their gardens. The Rainproof website provides tips for rain-proofing your building, roof, and garden.
  4. The Water-friendly Garden Handbook (pdf, 9.2 MB) and the Living Garden Handbook provide information and tips on designing water-friendly and living gardens.

  5. The Multi-functional Roofs tool supports and inspires home owners to do more with their roofs. The website shows the possibilities and benefits of a multi-functional roof.
  6. This website also features a Map of Showcases.  For example, a resident of Utrecht and several of his neighbours have been granted a collective subsidy for constructing green roofs.
  7. Municipalities and district water boards grant subsidies to encourage their residents to invest in climate-proof measures. The Province of Overijssel and  the AS50 region in collaboration with the Aa en Maas district water board are two such organisations offering subsidies to encourage residents to take individual climate-proof measures. Contact these parties to find out whether your municipality or district water board could offer similar subsidies.
  8. Operation Steenbreek is intended to enthuse residents for greening their gardens. The website provides an overview of municipalities involved, and offers a data bank on green gardens.

This page provides access to efficient, commonly used tools. We make an effort continuously to keep this page up to date, and provide access to the best information available. If you have any suggestions regarding improvements, please use the contact form to contact us.

Residents