Making Amsterdam rainproof


Hi there!

Amsterdam Rainproof is a program in The Netherlands working to make Amsterdam resistant to flooding from intense rainfall. While the primary driver is different (flooding vs waterway health), many of the on ground outcomes in Amsterdam are very similar to those that we see in Australia.

Recently, we caught up with Lot Locher from Amsterdam Rainproof to talk about how they are using water sensitive measures to mitigate flooding, and (very importantly!!!) how they encourage practice on not only new development (the easy-ish bit) but also in the existing streetscape and on existing private properties (super relevant to Australia).