We want to use our deep knowledge of water and the subsurface to contribute to resilience in all respects; in our infrastructure, in our soil and water systems, and in the people who live in areas that are already very vulnerable.
There is an increasing focus on the connections between ecosystems, soil and water systems, and climate change. The articles about restoring sandy beaches in Suriname, and coping with animals whose burrowing is undermining our infrastructure illustrate this. You will also read about the medium and small enterprise challenge, PFAS, measurement & monitoring, and digital solutions to save CO₂. But above all, you should start with the interview with the Director-General of Water and Soil of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, who gives the simple phrase ‘Water and Soil as Leading Factors’ meaning and depth.