Webinar #32: What makes an urban delta resilient?

What makes an urban delta resilient?


  • December 15, 2016 (Thursday)



With increasing pressure from population growth, urbanization, industrialization and a changing climate, it is more important than ever that Deltas, with valuable and vulnerable locations increase their resilience to changing conditions.

A key aspect of urban delta areas’ resilience is spatial planning and design. A host of examples from across the world show consensus about the need for adaptive planning that provide 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 this webinar, these issues were discussed in the context of examples from the Parana Delta (Argentina), New Orleans (United States), and The Netherlands.

The webinar was organised by The Delta Alliance,  a knowledge driven network of organisations in over 16 deltas (wings) with the mission is to improve and monitor the resilience of the world’s deltas. The Delta Alliance connects researchers, policy makers and practitioners in it’s worldwide network to share and integrate knowledge, explore best practices and innovations and foster new research.

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This webinar was organised under the auspices of Delta Alliance



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