Berg en Dal – The Netherlands

How a drying stream contributes to awareness and livability Preserving the village's eponym in a sustainable manner, involving the community in the decision-making process.

The source of the Groesbeek (beek means creek) has run dry. Currently, groundwater is being pumped, but this is not sustainable. As the creek is the namesake of the village, it calls for a valuable redesign. In response to climate change, we’re making thoughtful choices for water management, ensuring a harmonious relationship with the environment. Through collaboration with dedicated entrepreneurs and residents, and a focus on climate considerations, we are working towards an optimal solution that seamlessly blends beauty, participation and functionality. This project is fostering a sense of sustainability and climate adaptation within our community, driving us towards a vibrant future where the renewed Groesbeek thrives as a symbol of harmony and resilience, and residents feel involved in decision making process.

Keywords: community engagement, sustainability, climate Action, water management

Berg en Dal - NETHERLANDS - Green Destinations Award - Platinum/2022 Top 100 Destinations Sustainability Stories

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