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May 09, 2017
Urbanisation and flood risks: understanding the urban fabric and constituting new partnerships

Date and Time

  • May 9th, 2017 (Tuesday)
  • 10.00 Central European Time (Click here to check your local timings) 

How to attend

  • Go to https://metameta.adobeconnect.com/delta2/
  • Click on ‘Enter as Guest’
  • Enter a user name
  • Click on ‘Enter Room’
  • That’s it! You can now listen to the speakers, and share your questions and comments 

Speakers

Description

Delta regions across the world are rich in natural resources and economic opportunities. As a result, they have historically been home to dense, growing urban communities. The process of urbanization is often rapid and results in formal and informal urban fabric. Planned and unplanned urbanization processes both affect delta infrastructures.  A variety of institutions and stakeholders generate these simultaneous processes. 

What is the relationship between formal-informal and planned-unplanned urbanization processes in the world’s deltas? How do they affect the urban water system and the allocation of flood risks? How does the physical battle for space relate to various stakeholders and their financial, executive and judicial capacities? The webinar will discuss some of these interdependencies. 

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This webinar is being organised under the auspices of Delta Alliance

 

 

in association with PBL- Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

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