Free, Open Webinar (Dec 15): What makes urban deltas resilient?
TheWaterChannel NewsFlash: December 12, 2016
What makes urban deltas resilient?
With increasing pressure from population growth, urbanization, industrialization and a changing climate, it is more important than ever that Deltas, given their valuable and vulnerable locations, increase their resilience to changing conditions.
A key aspect of urban delta areas’ resilience is spatial planning and design. Examples from across the world show consensus about the need for adaptive planning that provides room for the natural dynamics of rivers and sea, instead of trying to control these dynamics completely. Another recurring challenge is the need to balance the demands of urban development with the necessity to protect the natural environment of the area.
In a webinar on December 15 (Thursday) at 1400 CET (Click here to check your local timings) , these issues will be discussed through examples from the Parana Delta (Argentina), New Orleans (United States), and The Netherlands. Han Meyer and Veronica Zagare from Delta Alliance will be the main speakers.
The webinar is free to attend and open to all.
For further details on how to attend, please visit www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinars
The webinar is being organised under the auspices of Delta Alliance, a knowledge driven network of organisations in over 16 deltas, with the mission is to improve and monitor their resilience.
Hope to see you there!
With best regards,