"Unravelling the power of trees to reduce impact of waves will help protect nature and people across the world"

Bregje van Wesenbeeck, coastal management expert at Deltares

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Floods cause more and more damage every year. Flood protection is often associated with dams and levees. However, nature offers great and cheap alternatives that protect people and their livelihoods.

Riverine and coastal woods are said to be a very important natural flood protector. But what role can trees play actually in reducing impacts of extreme floods and waves?

Three researchers want to create the world’s first life-size experiment to test the power of trees to protect us from floods by building a forest in the largest wave-testing site in the world, the Delta Flume.

Help us protect nature and people by increasing knowledge on how trees reduce wave impact.

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