Coastal protection

RAISING THE BARRIER

Last week a major storm surge created havoc in large parts of Denmark, flooding, among other places, the harbor area in Kolding municipality, one of the members in the KYST+ network, creating damage for several million Danish kroner.

The event was covered widely in the Danish media as reporters in rubber boots took to the streets and broadcasted live from exposed areas, following the work of our Emergency personnel and volunteers struggling to keep the water at bay. An effort that was largely successful building on experience from previous storms in the last couple of years.

However it is not the time for a sigh of releive. It is time to take action!

THEMATIC WORKSHOP #1

THEMATIC WORKSHOP #1

In November, the KYST+ network held its first thematic workshop in the city of Kolding, Denmark under the heading BARRIERS AND BEAUTY. The six participating municipalities investigated how to create barriers that can protect urban areas against flooding caused by sea level rise and at the same time provide new opportunities for urban and environmental development.