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The Impact of Climate Change to Water Management in The Netherlands and Delta’s Worldwide

Tuesday 22 November 2016
Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague

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Climate change is one the world’s most challenging issues for the next century. Sea level rise and extreme weather will increase, the potential impact on low lying delta’s like The Netherlands is huge. However: What exactly is the impact of climate change to water management in The Netherlands? What are the possibilities to adapt? And finally: what does it mean to other delta’s in the world, where the majority of the world’s population will be concentrated at the end of this century?

Guest speaker: Harold van Waveren is the Strategic Advisor on Water Safety at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (‘Rijkswaterstaat’). He advises the government on strategic policy matters relating to water safety, including the implementation of new regulations, knowledge, crisis management, construction projects and operational management.

Discussant: Dr Paul Hudson, Associate Professor of Physical Geography & Director of the LUC Research Centre, Leiden University

Chair: Dr Freya Baetens, Associate Professor of Law & Director of the LUC Research Centre, Leiden University

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