Conference: Deltas in Times of Climate Change II

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

24 – 26 September 2014

The conference will be held in Rotterdam, a city that has worked hard to make itself climate resilient, a city that searches permanently for innovative ways to turn threats of climate change into opportunities for the city.
Politicians, scientists, policy makers, practitioners, entrepreneurs —  all those wishing to know how deltas can adapt to climate change are invited to contribute. We expect internationally known scientists, senior government officials, mayors of big delta cities and CEO’s of big companies to present and share their views, innovations and practices in the field of adaptation to climate change.

The conference pursues three main goals:

  • Exchange of up-to-date top science on climate change and delta planning
  • Exploring and strengthening the links between science, policy and practice
  • Strengthening of international cooperation between deltas and delta cities

The accent of the conference is on planning and investment in times of climate change. Themes to be discussed are: flood risk management, salt intrusion and fresh water supply, adaptation in rural areas, climate proofing of cities, infrastructure and networks, climate projections, governance, decision support tools and cooperation.
The call for papers will be sent out in November 2013.

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