Delta Alliance News

Call for abstracts Future Deltas session IAHR2015 During the 36th IAHR World Congress, which will be held in Delft - The Hague, the Netherlands, 28 June - 3 July, 2015 a special session entitled Deltas – from multiple pressures to integrated solutions will be organised. This session is organized within the framework of the recently established research focus area Future Deltas of Utrecht University. The deadline for submission of an expression of interest is December 22nd 2014.
Future Deltas, Thursday 11 December 2014
Report on Regional Training Workshop: Challenges and Approaches in Delta Planning and Management From 19-23 October 2014 a delta training and planning workshop was organised. The workshop was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Objective of the workshop was the direct South – South exchange on objectives and challenges in delta planning taking into account similarities and differences among deltas in South East Asia. The 34 participants of the workshops had governmental, non-governmental and private sector backgrounds. In total 30% of the participants were alumni of Wageningen UR or UNESCO-IHE.
UNESCO-IHE, Wageningen UR, CEGIS Bangladesh, Vietnam National University – Center for Water Management and Climate Change, Tuesday 2 December 2014
Final Report: Jakarta Climate Adaptation Tools (JCAT) This final report (Delta Alliance report number 8) provides an overview of the different activities, methods, and tools carried out in the JCAT project. This project has contributed to knowledge and capacity building in three main ways: through education, workshops and joint research with stakeholders, and scientific research (KfC HSINT02a project).
P.J. Ward, E.C. van Ierland, Y. Budiyono, P. Wijayanti, S. Muis, M.A. Marfai, Poerbandono, M.M. Julian, A. Fauzi, Monday 10 November 2014
Invitation to provide input for the ‘Urbanising Deltas of the World’ (UDW) research programme UDW invites interested parties to provide input for the second UDW Call for Proposals (€4,5 M), which is to be launched in December 2014.
NWO, Tuesday 14 October 2014
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II succesfully held with around 1200 attendees Deltas in Times of Climate Change II was all about sharing knowledge, experiences and building a worldwide network of researchers, governments and businesses. More than 1.200 participants from over 50 countries gathered for three days to participate in Round Table discussions, sessions on the science behind climate change and practical workshops. Delta Alliance contributed to this Delta Conference.
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II Secretary, Saturday 27 September 2014
Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Adaptive Delta Management This report provides an overview of new approaches emerging in several deltas that can be labelled under the heading of Adaptive Delta Management (ADM). Adaptive management can be defined as a structured, iterative process of robust decision making in the face of uncertainty, with an aim to reduce uncertainty over time via system monitoring. ADM encourages an integrated and flexible approach to land and water management with the aim to reduce vulnerability and limit the risk of over- or underinvestment in future challenges such as flood risk management and freshwater supplies. The report shows that ADM is developing rapidly into a fascinating new type of decision making under an uncertain future. The reasons for using the new approach are convincing, the theoretical foundation is growing and the results on the ground are promising. ADM can be captured as a cyclic process of which the overall design does not differ much from traditional planning steps. However, the approach and methods within each step contain new elements, such as long term scenario building, adaptation pathway developments, signposts and triggers.
Marcel Marchand (Deltares) and Fulco Ludwig (Wageningen UR-Alterra), Monday 30 June 2014
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