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About Rainproof

It's raining harder and harder, and our city can't handle it. Together, we can catch those raindrops and make Amsterdam Rainproof.

Amsterdam Rainproof

Amsterdam Rainproof: that’s you, us and all the people of Amsterdam working together. We share a common goal: to help Amsterdam handle the increasingly frequent downpours. Even better, we want to make better use of the free rainwater that currently flows directly into the drains. The extreme rainstorms cause damage, primarily because the city is increasingly paved with buildings, asphalt and paved gardens – no raindrops can seep through!

Introducing Rainproof initiatives together that make a difference

If you add improvements to your house or garden, make them Rainproof. If you’d like to make an even bigger difference, work with others on joint initiatives. Rainproof wants to link citizens, entrepreneurs, knowledge workers and public servants in ongoing projects and new initiatives. When we work together, we can transform Amsterdam into a city that uses smart solutions to make the best of heavy rainfall. If you have an idea, story or other contribution for Rainproofing your city, let us know! We’d be happy to link you to other Rainproof locals.

Together, we are Amsterdam Rainproof!

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The Rainproof Magazine

Download the English magazine for further information on our network approach for making Amsterdam resilient to cloudburst events.

Rainproof Magazine English

Communication material in English

Find the overview of our English communication material here.


The international research about Amsterdam Rainproof is collected on this page.

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To whom it may concern,

Hello! My name is Millie and I am a masters student at Vrije universiteit currently writing my thesis on the effective communication of good water management in the Netherlands, specifically concerning drought. I would love a chance to please chat to some of the team; I am particularly keen to talk to Daniel and Selma. However I am extremely interested in the work the whole team does, and if anyone else may be keen to be interviewed for my research please do also let me know!

I previously did my undergraduate degree in Human geography and have always had a keen interest in water managemenet, so a chance to meet the team at Amsterdam rainproof goes beyond just the research for me. Please let me know if you would be keen to discuss this further. 

Many thanks,


Amelia Shee (niet gecontroleerd) replied on

Dear Millie,

Thank you for your message. Interesting thesis research! Could you send an e-mail to Then I can refer you to the right colleague.

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,

Amsterdam Rainproof

afbeelding van Lotte Lalleman Lotte Lalleman replied on

En dit moet ook rainproof

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