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Conference “Water Cities in Transition”

Oct 17th, 2011 |

From the 31st of October to the 1st of November 2011, experts and professionals like Phil Askew of the London Olympic Delivery Authority 2012, will gather in Science Centre NEMO Amsterdam for the second edition of the conference ‘Water Cities in Transition, Inspiring solutions in integrating urban design and water challenges’, as part of the ‘International Water Week Amsterdam’.

Nowadays, cities cope with a broad spectrum of challenges to maintain a good quality of life, be an appealing and economically healthy place and deal with demographic challenges. Moreover, cities are also challenged with a wide range of water challenges as flood defence, dealing with stormwater, aging infrastructure and ecological stress. During this event, urban planners and water managers together focus on the latest developments in water city transitions; coping with climate-change related challenges, linking them with socioeconomic issues and inspiring integrated solutions in urban design and practices.

International key note speakers will address and elucidate current water challenges in urban areas from different points of view. The key note speakers are: Mark Fletcher (Arup), Christian Günner, (Hamburg Wasser), Phil Askew (London Olympic Delivery Authority 2012), Barbara Anton (ICLEI), and Wolfgang Rauch (University of Innsbrück).

For more information, click here to see the full press release and the program.

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