Water safety and nature do not always go hand in hand. For example, aquatic trees like mangroves or willows are sometimes removed in places where they may contribute to damping waves. More knowledge can help us to better protect both nature and people who live in delta areas.
To find out how well waves can dampen waves, three researchers want to build a forest in the largest wave flume in the world, the Delta Flume. Then they unleash a devastating storm with huge waves on the trees.
Make this trial possible and help protect our unique floodplain nature!
Contribute to our experiment!
Join us and help us gain insight into the trees that protect us. In the Netherlands we will create awareness of our natural cultural-historical landscape: a restoration of the willow tree. Globally, we create a win-win by protecting vulnerable communities with trees.
As a researcher, you are welcome to share your insights and collect data during the trial. And you can become an ambassador by sharing our crowdfunding initiative in your network!