Press release

Rural Roadwater RescueNovember, 23th, 2023

EU Interrreg grants transnational project to adapt roads to climate change

On behalf of the entire Rural Roadwater Rescue (RRR) project team, we are delighted to announce that Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) has awarded our grant proposal, focusing on leveraging the potential of the road systems in North-West Europe for the benefit of climate adaptation.

Increasing periods of heavy rainfall alternated with drought leads to new challenges in designing and maintaining roads and highways, as many events throughout Europe showed. In the project Rural Roadwater Rescue road authorities, research institutes and local stakeholders from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France will exchange experiences, develop manuals and design experiments to collect, store, clean and distribute rainwater, with the aim of protecting the infrastructure during heavy rainfall and to meet the needs of water in local areas in periods of drought. For this a community-oriented approach is chosen.