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Event Deltas in Times of Climate Change

Two Dutch research programmes on climate change and spatial planning, Climate changes Spatial Planning and Knowledge for Climate, the city of Rotterdam and the Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate invite scientists, politicians, policymakers and practitioners to share their experience and knowledge.

The overall scope of the conference is planning and investments in times of climate change.

The three main goals of te conference are: of up-to-date top science on climate change and delta planning
2.strengthening of international cooperation between deltas and delta cities
3.exploring and strengthening the links between science, policy and practitioners at international level

Themes to be discussed include: subsidence, climate change and spatial planning, flood risk management, salt water intrusion and fresh water supply, salt water aquaculture and brackish agriculture, urban heat island effect, governance and innovative policy instruments.

An important event during the conference is the launch of the Delta Alliance: an international alliance promoting effective cooperation among deltas in their efforts to manage existing and new challenges.

The 'Connecting Delta Cities' network, which started at the C40 conference in Tokyo, will play an important role in the development of this worldwide cooperation. During the conference it will present their progress in several sessions.


Contact information Ottelien van Steenis (email:
Event type Conference
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Geographical coverage Netherlands
Address Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Organizer Research Programme Knowledge for Climate
Target audience Euro
Period [29/09/2010 - 01/10/2010]
Status Tentative
Working language(s) ENGLISH