Vera Vikolainen

Vera Vikolainen
University of Twente | UT · Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development (CSTM)

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Climate change, population growth and land-use change have increased the risk of urban floods. Urban floods cause severe damages to cities and their inhabitants, and they are expected to increase over time. Consequently, urban adaptation is required to shift from traditional infrastructure to Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI). Until recently, studies...
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Ecosystem services (ES) are increasingly embedded in policy agendas, but if and how policy actors are considering them is not often reported. This study assesses the extent to which ES were considered by key policy actors involved in the strategic decision-making process leading to an innovative large-scale Dutch coastal management project. We anal...
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Coastal management in Europe is shifting toward soft coastal protection strategies to deal with flood risk and erosion. In the UK, a sand replenishment in North Norfolk is planned to take place in the coming years, inspired by the Dutch ‘Sand engine’: a large-scale sand replenishment executed in 2011. Besides being faced with technical challenges,...
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In the last decades, policy reforms, new instruments development, and economic resources investment have taken place in water sanitation in Mexico; however, the intended goals have not been accomplished. The percentage of treated wastewater as intended in the last two federal water plans has not been achieved. The creation of River Basin Commission...
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RESUMEN Actualmente el tratamiento de aguas residuales es uno de los mayores retos hídricos al que nos estamos enfrentando a nivel mundial, y sus impactos son claros en temas de salud y ambientales. Por ello en México, en la última década, el gobierno federal ha realizado importantes inversiones para la construcción de plantas de tratamiento. Sin e...
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Building with Nature is a new approach to designing water infrastructure, one that seeks to realize socioeconomic project goals in harmony with the environment. The Dutch dredging industry is promoting its application in the Netherlands, but similar concepts are emerging internationally. The Working with Nature concept has been developed under the...
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This paper presents an account of two developments: the effect of EU Natura 2000 biodiversity policy on local planning and implementation processes, and a shift towards a ‘Building’ or ‘Working’ with Nature approach when designing water infrastructure projects. The account is based on a longitudinal case study of the 35‐year chronology of a flood d...
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The implementation of the European Union Bird and Habitat Directives in the field of water infrastructure has caused severe project disruptions in the past. The prevalence of negative experience has triggered a new approach, which aims to integrate site-specific characteristics of ecosystem and project objectives during the development of the initi...
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The implementation of the EU Bird and Habitat Directives by the ports and dredging industry caused severe project disruptions across North-West Europe in the past. The prevalence of negative experience triggered a new approach, which aims to integrate site-specific ecosystem characteristics and project objectives during the development of the initi...
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De gemeente Enschede heeft het CSTM1 opdracht verleend voor een meta‐evaluatieonderzoek naar de effecten en de effectiviteit van het Enschedese economische beleid (2000‐2010). Het onderzoek maakt onderdeel uit van een proces om te komen tot een vernieuwde Enschedese economische visie. De Raad wenst deze nieuwe visie mede te baseren op een evaluatie...

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