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Wil Sillen

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Waterschap Limburg

Climate love

Water in Balance: getting started with flooding in Limburg Netherlands!

In July 2021 we had to deal with extreme precipitation. Between 13 and 15 July, 80 to 180 mm of rain fell locally in South Limburg. Because of the extreme amount of rain that fell in a short period of time, some buffers and streams overflowed. In some streams, more than 30 times as much water flowed through the stream than normal. Precipitation caused exceptional flooding. Also in 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010 huge downpours and hail caused hundreds of millions of euros in damage to crops and buildings. But in the summer of 2018 it was very dry. Drought is regularly accompanied by heat stress, another consequence of climate change. One thing is clear: The changing climate is coming sooner than we thought. Extreme amounts of precipitation, severe drought and heat threaten our cities, farmlands and nature reserves. It's time for action! With the Water in Balance program, the Limburg water board gives priority to tackling flooding caused by the changing climate. But we can't do this alone. We devise, implement and manage the measures together with the environment, including you. Together we are at the bar to prepare Limburg for the new climate. See More:

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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear Wil Sillen Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Waterschap Limburg and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Tabitha Kimani

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      This is a good mitigation in this desperate times.

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