In various projects, HKV deals with the effects of the changing climate on our living environment. What does extreme precipitation, longer periods of drought and higher sea levels mean for our country?
HKV has been charting the sea level along the Dutch coast every year since 2014. This sea level is influenced by subsidence, the attraction of the heavy land ice, the displacement of the tide and the expansion of the water at a rising temperature. Analysis from 2014 to 2019 shows that the sea level along the Dutch coast is not rising at the same rate as the global mean sea level.