There are various transitions necessary in order to realise sustainable development that will impact our rural areas. This includes the energy transition, the transition to a more nature-inclusive way of farming, embracing nature-based solutions to help protect against flooding, and becoming more climate adaptive.
Population growth and economic development are leading to an increased demand for housing and recreational opportunities, both within and outside of cities. Rural areas are also facing major challenges, including soil subsidence, flooding, drought, demand for space for nature development, nature-inclusive agriculture and the need for energy generation by the sun and wind.
Energy, Land & Water projects are particularly challenging because of the many different parties involved: farmers, landowners, environmental NGOs, recreational entrepreneurs, residents, water companies, local authorities and other statutory organisations all have different interests and views. VINU coordinates, connects and communicates with the various stakeholders, and delivers the required results.