Project update: what is still to come?
- 02 June 2022
- Francien Horrevorts
After two years of several series of experiments, test runs, events and training exercises in the Living Lab Hedwige-Prosperpolder most of the field activities of Polder2C’s have been finalised. What is still to come?
Turn data into tools
As most of the planned research has been finalised, it is time to start interpreting all collected data and findings and turn them into results and useful tools. Early 2023 the outcomes and tools from Polder2C’s will be presented during the closing conference in Antwerp.
Living Lab Hedwige-Prosperpolder
Almost all research activities took place in the Living Lab Hedwige-Prosperpolder, exactly on the Dutch-Belgian border. The depoldering of this polder offered a 6 km2 Living Lab environment, where current and innovative techniques, processes, methods and products were tested on existing levees. As the depoldering of the Hedwige-Prosperpolder progresses, the landscape and elements in the polder are changing. The old levee that the Polder2C’s partners were able to use for research can not be used anymore. Therefore, the Living Lab will not be used as intensively as before.
Curious what these activities looked like? For an overview of last year’s research, watch this video:
What is still to come?
Although the greater part of the research activities and events have already taken place, there are still some activities the partners are looking forward to. Polder2C’s will attend a series of live events in early summer in England, France and the Netherlands. Also, the Late Summer School and the Final Emergency Response Exercise are still on the programme. Additional research activities take place on other suitable locations in the participating countries. Breaching experiments are conducted in the testing facility of TU Delft, Flood Proof Holland, and Emergency exercises in Baie de Somme in France.
Finally, the Polder2C's project will not come to an end unnoticed: the final Polder2C's conference is planned in March 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium. The results, developments and tools derived from the project will be presented.
Want to learn more on the Polder2C’s project and meet in person during our event tour? Come visit our booth and collect a Polder2C’s souvenir.