Symposium on Coastal defence and Flood Management
The effect of Climate change on Water Management
The Hague – The British Ambassador, Mr Lyn Parker, will be hosting a bilateral symposium in co-operation with the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) on Coastal Defence and Flood Management, at the Ambassador’s Residence on the 9th of October 2007.
Bearing in mind the floods in the UK this summer, it can be concluded that extremes in European weather are no longer extremes, but occurring on a regular basis. Climate is changing and is becoming one of the biggest challenges the earth is facing today. The effects of climate change are expressed through water.
The Symposium will provide a platform for leading scientist from both UK and the Netherlands to discuss the topic of Coastal Defence and Flood Management and what the effect of climate change will be on Water Management. Experts will include Professor Pier Vellinga (University of Wageningen), Dr. Iris Möller (University of Cambridge), Rob van Dorland (KNMI), Prof. Han Vrijling (University of Delft) and Prof. Huib de Vriend (Delft Hydraulics); Mr. Arie Kraaijeveld, chair of the NWP, will chair the symposium.
The objectives of the symposium will be the formation of bilateral networks and the exchange of knowledge between both countries.
For more information about the symposium contact:
Science & Innovation Assistant, British Embassy The Hague