Flanders invests 3.3m euros in climate adaptation measures

As part of its Climate Adaptation Plan, the Flemish government has released another 3.3 million euros for local protection measures against drought and flooding. Flemish Environment minister Zuhal Demir announced the investments on Friday.

The investments are part of the Water-Land-Schap programme, in which farmers, businesses, residents and landscape managers work together to find solutions to local water-related problems.

"Through the additional funds, measures can be taken in four new areas to better protect us from drought and flooding," said Demir. "The measures will help to better retain water and thus make our nature, agriculture and landscape more resilient to the effects of climate change."

Four "area coalitions" haven been selected to receive the funds, which are aimed at tackling flooding, water scarcity and water quality in a climate-friendly way. Previous funds from the Climate Adaptation Plan have already enabled 11 other coalitions to start work.


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