Delta Life no 11
Published: 5 March 2019
Climate change requires not only new ways of building, but also a different way of thinking about our built environment. At least, that is the argument presented by architect Reinier de Graaf of the world-famous OMA firm. In a provocative interview with Delta Life, he calls for flight, not fight: ‘Stop fighting sea level rise: bend with it like bamboo.’
And now we are on the subject of sea level rise: maintaining our coasts requires sand, a lot of sand. Not a problem, you may think: the seabed is full of it. But supplies of suitable sand are being rapidly depleted. We provide an overview of the essential facts about this global ‘sand hunger’. Satellite data plays an important role in mapping out this problem. As it does in forecasting water scarcity, floods and much more. So this time round, our ‘centre spread’ takes a look at all these forms of earth observation from space.
And: have you ever thought about the impact of a power failure or cyber-attack on flood risk management? This issue of Delta Life identifies the main areas requiring attention.
We hope you enjoy reading this latest edition!