Building with Nature as a cross-disciplinary approach
The role of hybrid contributions
Keywords:BwN, Building with Nature, nature-based solutions, coastal protection, adaptive planning and design, water management, natural processes, delta landscapes, ecological hydraulic engineering
The incentive for this publication was to expand the realm of enquiry around the topic of Building with Nature (BwN), for two main reasons. First to gain an interdisciplinary, and therefore deeper, understanding of BwN as an object of study. Secondly, but no less important, is an understanding of how different forms of knowledge contribute to our learning regarding BwN. When we understand the contribution of several academic disciplines and knowledge from practice, we may eventually get to the point where we can identify how they can collaborate successfully to contribute to BwN as an interdisciplinary field.