RISES is a European project with sixteen partners from six countries. It is mapping out the risks of climate change, sea-level rise and the impacts of increasingly extreme storms at the local, regional and global levels. The solutions developed for specific areas are being extrapolated to the regional and global levels to determine whether they are still effective.
Deltares is leading the development of the framework for applying the solutions at different levels. We are focusing specifically on adaptation using sand nourishment, and identifying deltas where extreme river discharges in combination with sea-level rise will cause most problems in time. We are also working together with others on the development of possible adaptation paths.