Programme

Overview

Many low-lying river deltas, home to over 500 million people, host vast areas of intensely used land surface that are subsiding due to natural causes and human-induced activities and releasing greenhouse gasses (GHG) in the process.
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Land subsidence

Land subsidence, or soil subsidence, is the sinking or gradual downward settling of the ground's surface. In the Netherlands, soil subsidence happens at scale due to water loss in peatlands and due to natural gas extraction.
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