Flood protection and urban development Gdansk, Poland

Dutch specialists developing a strategy to make the City of Gdansk water resilient.

Posted on 6 August 2014


The City of Gdansk had flood problems during recent years. Often these are caused by heavy rain fall and limited possibilities to discharge the water. Similar challenges in the Netherlands in the 1990s resulted in the start of the national flood risk reduction program Room for the River.

This programs integrated and holistic approach can also be of added value in Poland. For a one year period specialists of urban planning & design office KuiperCompagnons and consultancy firm Arcadis intensively work together with several Polish public and private parties on developing a strategy for the city. 

Read the project update.


A strategy that proposes interventions that combine water safety with social, economic and environmental city development.  

Project location

Project partners

  • Arcadis Nederland B.V.
  • KuiperCompagnons