The Hague's Resilience Journey

The Hague hosted its Agenda-Setting Workshop on December 1, 2016 and released a report on the workshop's activities in February 2017.

The Hague's Resilience Story

Known as the international city of peace and justice, the Hague has built a strong reputation as the home to key international organizations, including the International Criminal Court. The city’s long-term resilience depends on cybersecurity, and The Hague has explicitly focused on security innovations and the development of resilience in the face of cyber-attacks. However, continuous technological development requires the city and its partners to continue to strengthen security and monitor for vulnerabilities in its digital infrastructure.

The Hague’s coastal location below sea level also provides a challenge to the city’s future resilience. Although the city has centuries of experience confronting water management challenges, climate change and the resulting rise in sea levels has led the city to develop innovative solutions to its ongoing water management concerns.  The Hague has recently installed a large artificial sand bank which waves and wind will naturally spread along the coast, resulting in enhanced coastal protection and new natural and recreational areas.

 

Shocks and Stresses

  • Crime / Violence
  • Cyber Attack
  • Displaced Populations / Migrants
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Riot / Civil Unrest
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Water Insecurity

Snapshot of The Hague

  • 502,704

    Population as of 2016

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  • Terrorist Attack
  • Water Insecurity
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