Webinar today: How to get freshwater in coastal areas?
TheWaterChannel Newsflash January 27th, 2016
Bangladesh and The Netherlands are worlds apart, yet very similar. Both countries have large deltaic areas with rich clay soils and dense populations. Both countries have plenty of rainfall and large water systems. Both countries suffer from intrusion of saline seawater in rivers and aquifers, which limits the availability of freshwater for drinking, agriculture, tourism and industry. And climate change is aggravating this problem.
A practical solution is storing excess rainwater underground in brackish aquifers. Another is investing in storage structures like ponds, and developing drainage systems alongside irrigation systems. In urban contexts, it might be required to relocate drinking water plants and water intake points.
In a webinar today (1230 PM Central Europe Time; click here to check your local timings), Fulco Ludwig from Wageningen University and Reinier Visser from Acacia Water will share their experiences with successful solutions implemented in Bangladesh and The Netherlands. And their potential to meet future problems that Climate Change is set to present.
1) Go to metameta.adobeconnect.com/salinecoasts
2) Enter a Screen Name
3) Choose 'Enter as Guest'
That's it! You can now watch the presentation, and put your questions and comments to the speaker.
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Today's webinar is organized under the auspices of Delta Alliance and supported by RAIN.
With best regards,