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Proc. IAHS, 372, 179–182, 2015
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Proc. IAHS, 372, 179–182, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-179-2015
 
12 Nov 2015
12 Nov 2015

Future Deltas Utrecht University research focus area: towards sustainable management of sinking deltas

E. Stouthamer and S. van Asselen

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Deltas are increasingly under pressure from human impact and climate change. Ensuring future delta life requires sustainable management of deltas. Future Deltas is an interdisciplinary research program of Utrecht University, The Netherlands, with an international focus. It aims to understand drivers of change in deltas, predict impacts and optimize solutions and importantly contributes to the development of integrated sustainable and resilient delta management strategies.