Seeing the damage caused by the typhoon and understanding the need to improve Kansai’s airport resilience, the operators of Kansai Airport decided to bolster their natural disaster mitigation.
In doing so they set three key goals:
Realizing the airport’s vulnerability to typhoon-induced flooding, Kansai Airport was keen to find a solution in a timely manner. In this project they sought NACO’s unique combination of domain expertise as a world-class airport planning consultant, with knowledge of experts in water and flood resilience from group company Royal HaskoningDHV.
Royal HaskoningDHV’s water management and flood resilience expertise come from its roots in the Netherlands, where the below-sea-level country is constantly innovating to defend itself from flooding. In doing so, the team took a ‘build with nature’ approach – using natural processes and materials to work with nature, rather than against it.