The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Netherlands

Resilience in the Water Space: Merging Science, Engineering, Business, & Policy

Florida Earth's flagship program, the US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program (USNC Pro) will be held June 19-23, 2017. With a stellar team already partially assembled, this year will have a very unique focus on resilience in water-related themes through the perspective of collaborating science, engineering, business and policy. Participating groups include researchers and administrators from National Labs all over the world, university admin and faculty, engineering firms, business and government representatives. The program uses various locations as backgrounds for not only getting insight into Dutch water-related thought processes, but also as a catalyst for innovative thinking that leads to solutions to water challenges. Some of the locations the USNC Pro team go are UNESCO-IHE, Rijkswaterstaat, Deltares, Province Zeeland, The City of Nijmegen and the City of Rotterdam. This year's program will have several outcomes that will have far reaching effects including the beginnings of a global partnership for knowledge exchange between research institutions.
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Adapting to climate change, focus on Disaster Risk Prevention in a long term perspective

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.4) focuses on disaster risk prevention as compared to crisis management, which is more common in most countries. Emphasis is given to the Netherlands' approach through its Dutch Delta Programme. Other approaches are explored and examined for their strengths and shortcomings.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 14:40-16:40 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_310 (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea
http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/program/program.asp?program_seq=529

Coordinator: Alterra Wageningen University and Research Centre (Alterra)
Co-Coordinator: Deltares, the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, AGWA Read More...