PR 1.1 Integral adaptive concepts applied in urban deltas

 Wednesday 11 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Penn Room II

Urban Deltas need to prepare for sea level rise and larger river discharges. This requires an integral adaptive approach to deal with floods and uncertainty in the future. This session aims to explore the strategy of adaptive concepts as developed by the Delta programme ‘Coast’, including concepts for spatial integration and adaptation pathways for planning and collaboration, illustrated with Dutch examples. This adaptive strategy will be challenged from an international perspective during an interactive session about the short and long term adaptation of the Elbe estuary of Hamburg. The session will be set up as a community of practice. We will challenge the strategy and connect the lessons learned to international urban delta’s worldwide.

Organised by Marja Wijnties, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Partners Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Province of Noord-Holland, the Netherlands
Chair Janneke van Bergen, Atelier 1:1, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Marja Wijnties, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Presentations

Introduction to the strategy of adaptive concepts for urban deltas and Dutch best practice so far
Janneke van Bergen, Atelier 1:1, the Netherlands

Introduction to the case of Hamburg / Elbe estuary
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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