Building with Nature & Beyond: Principles for Designing Nature Based Engineering Solutions

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This book is based upon the edX MOOCs Engineering: Building with Nature and Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature. The Engineering: Building with Nature MOOC explores the use of natural materials and ecological processes in achieving effective and sustainable hydraulic infrastructure designs, distilling Engineering and Ecological Design Principles. In the Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature course, the missing element of Social Design Principles is developed and taught.
Join us in exploring the interface between hydraulic engineering, nature and society!
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherTU Delft OPEN Publishing
Number of pages426
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6366-457-8
ISBN (Print)978-94-6366-458-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Nature Based solutions
  • Transdisciplinary
  • Community based
  • Stakeholder inclusion
  • Integrated design
  • Social design principles
  • Building with Nature
  • Ecosystem based
  • Hydraulic engineering design principles
  • Ecological design principles
  • Game theory
  • Coalition building
  • Sustainable Ports in Africa
  • Co-design
  • Co-creation
  • Netherlands
  • Ecosystem Based Approach
  • Engineering with Nature


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