Archive Programme News and Events

Hand-over Delta Coalition Chairmanship The chairmanship of the Delta Coalition has been handed over to the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Delta Coalition, Wednesday 28 September 2016
Asia Water Leadership Award 2016 presented to Bangladesh Wing coordinator Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing coordinator Prof Monowar Hossain received the Asia Water Leadership Award 2016. He got the award for ‘his strategic and iconic contribution to the water community and society at large’.
Delta Alliance Secretary / Institute of Water Modelling, Monday 15 August 2016
Kampf ums Land - Die Deltas der Welt wappnen sich Die großen Flussdeltas gehören zu den am dichtesten besiedelten Lebensräumen der Welt - und zu den gefährdetsten. Immer mehr Flüsse werden gestaut und verlieren so ihre Sedimentfracht, lange bevor daraus im Delta neuer Boden entstehen könnte. Gleichzeitig nagt der Meeresspiegelanstieg an den flachen Mündungsgebieten. Den Deltas droht das Ertrinken.
Monika Seynsche in report DeutschlandFunk, Sunday 29 May 2016
Adaptation Futures 2016 Output: Presentations, pictures and videos available Adaptation Futures 2016, a full house in Rotterdam (NL) with over 1600 people participating from more than 100 countries. People from the business community, governments and non-governmental organisations, scientists and practitioners have listened to hundreds of presentations and tens of poster presentations. These are online available and you can watch many pictures, and some videos of the plenary speakers.
Adaptation Futures 2016, Tuesday 17 May 2016
Comprehensive report of world’s transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s 286 transboundary river basins identifies hotspots at risk from a variety of issues; geopolitical risks are projected to increase in the next 15 to 30 years.
Center for Environmental Systems Research, Germany; Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University; City University of New York, Delta Alliance; International Union for the Conservation of Nature; International Geosphere-Biosphere Program; Oregon State University; Stockholm International Water Institute; and the United Nations Environment Program-DHI Partnership, Monday 2 May 2016
Round table session held on Delta Approach In this round table sessions representatives of Dutch government, private sector and knowledge institutes discussed 'The Delta Approach'. The central question was: "To which extend can generic steps and tools be identified to increase the resilience of deltas?" Outcomes can be found in this report. Outcomes of this session will be shared and discussed during the Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam (May 10-13, 2016).
Delta Alliance Secretary, Thursday 4 February 2016
Knowledge shared around Urbanising Deltas of the World From 25-27 January 2016, the UDW research programme organised an international conference on research uptake with over 50 participants in Ho Chi Min City. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen the linkages of the UDW researchers and research with a wider community of practice in the professional field of urbanizing deltas.
Delta Alliance / NWO, Thursday 28 January 2016
A plea for putting the issue of Urbanizing Deltas on the New Urban Agenda On request of the Dutch government, Delta Alliance and Delft University of Technology prepared a paper for input in the Habitat III (UN conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development) preparation process.
Delta Alliance / TU Delft, Wednesday 27 January 2016
Webinar held on tackling salinity and climate change in Bangladesh and The Netherlands In this webinar Fulco Ludwig from Wageningen University discussed how future climate change is set to impact urban water supply in the region. He drew upon his work in the city of Khulna in Bangladesh. Reinier Visser from Acacia Water shared experiences from Bangladesh and The Netherlands. In both countries Acacia Water has been involved in creating freshwater bubbles underground through Managed Aquifer Recharge.
Delta Alliance Secretary / The Waterchannel, Wednesday 27 January 2016
Publication: Hydraulic engineering in the social-ecological delta: understanding the interplay between social, ecological, and technological systems in the Dutch delta by means of “delta trajectories” Several of the world's largest deltas have recently been conceptualized as social-ecological delta systems. Although such conceptualizations are valuable in emphasizing complex interaction between social actors and ecological processes in deltas, they do not go into specific dynamics that surround technological developments in the hydraulic domain. By drawing from concepts originating in socio-technical systems research, we stress the importance of technology, particularly the domain of hydraulic engineering, in shaping a delta’s future.
Martijn F. van Staveren, Jan P. M. van Tatenhove in Ecology and Society, Monday 18 January 2016
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