Last March 27th, Julieta Matos Castaño attended the “reflection day” of the program for sustainable and integral multifunctional flood defenses. The event took place in the city of Nijmegen (the Netherlands). The day was full of activities. We started learning more about the spatial developments in the Waalkade in Nijmegen with an explanation by an expert of the municipality. In the morning we had the opportunity to know more about the progress and future research plans of 8 PhD and 4 post-docs who also work in the program. At the end of the day we walked along the waterfront in Emmerich (Germany) with an excursion organized by the municipality over there –see pictures below--. Looking forward to the next reflection day!