A team of the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development’s researchers, Dr. Sandra Fatorić (TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment), Dr. Martijn Manders (Leiden University, Faculty of Archaeology) and David Teruel (TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences) have started to explore climate change impacts on cultural heritage in the Netherlands.
While Dutch national monuments (Rijksmonumenten) provide a range of economic, socio-cultural and environmental benefits for current and future generations, there is a need for greater understanding of the risks from climate change to these irreplaceable and finite resources. The first stage of this interdisciplinary project entitled “Assessing the Impacts Of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage in The Netherlands” seeks to identify, quantify, and visualize the exposure of national monuments to four climate change effects: urban flooding, waterlogging, drought, and heat in the Netherlands.
This project will form the basis for a tool-development for evidence-based climate adaptation policy and applied research related to cultural heritage in the Netherlands.
The project is funded by the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development.
For further information about this project, please contact Dr. Sandra Fatorić (firstname.lastname@example.org)