Call for scientific abstracts Deltas in Depth now open! In this call we invite you to submit an abstract of scientific findings you wish to present in one of the science sessions.
Authors who wish to present a paper or poster related to the scientific programme are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation or a poster before 15 March 2014 for one of the eleven scientific themes.
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II, September 2014, Wednesday 20 November 2013
33 Resilient Cities Announced by The Rockefeller Foundation The first group of cities have been selected through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge – cities who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to building their own capacities to prepare for, withstand, and bounce back rapidly from shocks and stresses. Rotterdam is one of them.
3Di water management applicable for end users 3Di is an instrument to develop and evaluate adaptation strategies. The Water Board and municipalities of the densely populated Hotspot Haaglanden are searching for new methods and smart solutions to deal with limited land space, long legal procedures and high investments, which are a problem for the current adaptation strategies. Read the final report.
Knowledge for Climate, Monday 25 November 2013
Call for Workshops Deltas in Practice now open! Invitation to organise a Deltas in Practice Workshop: The conference will offer participants around thirty workshops tailored to practitioners and policy makers. In the call we invite you to submit a proposal for a Deltas in Practice Workshop (submission deadline 15 January 2014).
The call for scientific abstracts Deltas in Depth will be open from mid November.
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II, September 2014, Wednesday 23 October 2013
Hidden flood barrier to protect Venice during high tides Over the next few years, 78 steel 'swing doors' will be installed in the Lagoon of Venice. Most of the time these swing doors will remain out of sight, lying flat on the sea bed. At high tide they will swing upwards, closing off coastal inlets. Venice will then be protected against the storm tides in the Adriatic Sea. Alterra researcher and KfC Chair Executive Board Professor Pier Vellinga has been closely associated with this project for many years.