Climate Adaptation: solutions from different corners of the world

Engelstalige webinarreeks


Extreme rainfall, very long dry periods or severe storms: it is not only in the Netherlands that we are increasingly confronted with the effects of climate change. Climate change is a global challenge, the consequences of which in other parts of the world are often even more severe than here. 

How do other countries handle this? Is the foreign approach comparable to ours and what can we learn from each other? From April 22 to November 18, we are organizing an international, English-language webinar series in which the Dutch and foreign approaches are presented side by side. You will discover how climate-proof infrastructure is being realized in Canada, how Australia works with data to predict where interventions need to be made in the system, how various European cities are working on circular water and much more. So mark the dates in your calendar and sign up!

Previous webinars: take a digital world tour

Climate adaptation - an overview (April 2022)

In this first webinar from the series, Joep Verhagen from Global Center on Adaptation and Hans de Moel from Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, took a digital world trip along climate impact and adaptive solutions. More info and sheets

Water resilient infrastructure: comparing Canada and the Netherlands (May 2022)

This second webinar from the series was about adapting infrastructure to new conditions caused by climate change in Canada and the Netherlands. With: Darren Swanson from International institute for sustainable development and Floris Boogaard from Hanze Hogeschool and Deltares. More info and sheets

Harnessing data to make the water system more robust (September 2022)

In this third webinar we saw two great examples on how to use data to make the water system more robust and fit for the future. With: Charlie Showers from Forest Fire and Regions | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Australia and Caspar Geelen from Biometris-WUR & Wetsus. More info and sheets

Riparian management led by the landscape (October 2022)

In this fourth webinar Boy Possen from Brabant Water and Stefan Ploum from Aequator Groen & Ruimte discussed the design of banks along streams and rivers in the Netherlands and Sweden. More info and sheets

Circular water in a built environment (November 2022)

In this fifth webinar Ellen Edefell from NSVA and Henk-Jan van Alphen from KWR treated the circular use of water in Helsingborg, Sweden and Brain Port Smart District in Noord-Brabant. More info and sheets

How to start and maintain the transition that is needed (December 2022)

In this sixth webinar from the series, Neelke Doorn, Professor Ethics of water engineering at TU Delft and Former Commander of the Armed Forces Tom Middendorp talk about the ethics of climate adaptation and about the role of collaboration and opening our doors for innovation for making the switch that we need. More info and a list of innovation networks