The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Adaptive Delta Management Webinar

Delta regions and coastal cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change, rising sea levels, and growing populations. Planning infrastructure and policy, therefore, requires visualizing future pressures on infrastructure and environment. This tough task is made even more difficult by the fact that delta ecosystems are inherently dynamic and uncertain. Moreover, economic and/or environmental priorities do not always align with adaptation measures.

An upcoming webinar will discuss Adaptive Delta Management (ADM), a dynamic approach to assessing climate change impacts and planning adaptation measures. ADM is configured for dealing with uncertainties, linking current decision making to future choices. Although its prime focus is on delta areas, the approach can be applied beyond deltas.

When: Thursday, 29 June; 15:00 CEST
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Join: Visit http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinars at the scheduled event time to join

ADM has been applied to the Thames Estuary 2100 study in the UK, the Delta Programme in the Rhine and Meuse delta in the Netherlands, and the Delta Plan study in Bangladesh. This webinar aims to identify under which conditions and with what modifications ADM can be successfully applied elsewhere. In particular, ADM’s applicability in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the U.S. will be reviewed.

The discussions will be led by Ad Jeuken (Deltares), Marjolijn Haasnoot (TU-Delft), and Denise Reed (The Water Institute of the Gulf).