Events

Throughout the world workshops, seminars, conferences and trainings are being held in order to cope with the challenges in delta regions. The Delta Alliance aims to connect and contribute to a number of these events. The events as outlined on this page are either (co-)organised by the Delta Alliance, organised by Delta Alliance partners or are relevant for persons working on delta issues worldwide.

Upcoming Delta Alliance events and delta events with DA participation

Cairo Water Week (20-24 October 2019, Egypt) Cairo Water Week 2019 will address the main theme “Responding to Water Scarcity” through five sub-themes overarching a broad spectrum of the water scarcity.
Prince Claus Chair inaugural lecture: Looking into the crystal ball: Anticipating and influencing change in Asian deltas (7 May 2019, the Netherlands) The Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity was established by Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and rotates annually between the two institutions.
Utrecht University
Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (20-24 April 2020, the Netherlands) Call for abstracts open: New innovative technologies and approaches are needed to reduce or, in the best case, to stop land subsidence. TISOLS2020 intends to bring together 300+ international experts to share the latest research and insights on natural and anthropogenic land-level lowering.
TISOLS 2020
Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) (4-8 November 2019, the Netherlands)

Past Events

VACI2019, The Vietnam International Water Week (22-25 March 2019, Vietnam)
3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development (19-20 February 2019, Bangladesh) “Towards Creating A Green Future” is the theme of the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development, 2019 (3rd UIU-ICSD 2019) organized by the Institute of Development Studies and Sustainability (IDSS), United International University (UIU), Bangladesh.
PhD defence Philip Minderhoud: The sinking Mekong delta (15 February 2019) Philip Minderhoud concludes in his dissertation 'The sinking mega-delta - Present and future subsidence of the Vietnamese Mekong delta' that it is inevitable that large parts of the Mekong Delta will subside below sea level.
Utrecht University
Africa Works! 2019 (8-9 April 2019, the Netherlands) The flagship event of the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), Africa Works! is a biennial conference organized to position, promote and market the African continent as a valuable trade and investment destination.
Fifth Arab Water Week 2019 (3-7 March 2019, Jordan) Access to safe water and sanitation is essential to human health, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. This vital resource is under threat, making it crucial to address the challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene for populations and water-related ecosystems. Achieving universal access to drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and ensuring that services are safely managed remain major challenges, and meeting them is crucial to further progress in health, education and poverty eradication.
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