Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage – Past, Presence & Future, ed. Carola Hein

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Op 4 november is ‘Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage’, een nieuw boek op het terrein van ‘Water & Erfgoed’, gepresenteerd tijdens het Waterforum 4-8 november 2019 in Amsterdam; een product van de samenwerking tussen ICOMOS en het Centre for Global Heritage & Development, Delft / Leiden.

Deze feestelijke gebeurtenis vormt een volgende stap in de vorming van een ICOMOS International Scientific Committee ‘Water & Heritage’. Het heeft tot doel het belang van water-gerelateerd cultureel erfgoed onder de aandacht te brengen van policymakers op het terrein van waterbeheer., onder meer in het kader van klimaatverandering en de Sustainable Development Goals / Verduurzaming.

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Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage

Past, Present and Future

•• Crosses regional and national boundaries to meet global


•• Proposes an integrated policy on preservation, transformation

and adaptive reuse of water-related structures


This Open Access book, building on research initiated by scholars from the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus

Centre for Global Heritage and Development (CHGD) and ICOMOS

Netherlands, presents multidisciplinary research that connects water to heritage.

Through twenty one chapters it explores landscapes, cities, engineering structures and

buildings from around the world. It describes how people have actively shaped the course,

form and function of water for human settlement and the development of civilizations,

establishing socioeconomic

structures, policies and cultures; a rich world of narratives, laws

and practices; and an extensive network of infrastructure, buildings and urban form.

The book is organized in five thematic sections that link practices of the past to the design

of the present and visions of the future: part I discusses drinking water management; part II

addresses water use in agriculture; part III explores water management for land reclamation

and defense; part IV examines river and coastal planning; and part V focuses on port cities

and waterfront regeneration.

Today, the many complex systems of the past are necessarily the basis for new systems

that both preserve the past and manage water today: policy makers and designers can work

together to recognize and build on the traditional knowledge and skills that old structure


This book argues that there is a need for a common agenda and an integrated policy that

addresses the preservation, transformation and adaptive reuse of historic waterrelated

structures. Throughout, it imagines how such efforts will help us develop sustainable futures

for cities, landscapes and bodies of water.

2020. XIX, 445 p.

202 illus., 165 illus. in color.

Printed book


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