The workshop about Water & soil quality in relation to a changing climate was organised by Helga Post (Province Noord-Brabant) and Peter Ramakers (Province Noord-Brabant). This workshop focussed on water and soil quality in a changing climate. What is needed to make water and soil systems climate proof? A serious game was played wherein the participants were given the task of making their water and soil systems climate-proof. It became clear that only by international collaboration and by drawing upon every teams’ strengths, a climate-proof future could be assured. It is therefore important to know each other’s qualities. A bit of fanaticism was not lacking in this workshop either: every team wanted to complete its own challenges, but collaboration and trust were key in order to achieve them.