Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

SAGE WEBINAR: The Dutch ‘Room for the River’ Program: A Modern Approach for Managing High Water Levels in the Netherlands

October 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE) Program invites you to a Webinar on October 18, 2017 

The Dutch ‘Room for the River’ Program: A Modern Approach for Managing High Water Levels in the Netherlands

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm EDT

To connect, go to: https://nucoe.webex.com
Event number: 668812686
Password: SAGE2017

A new paradigm for flood risk management in the Netherlands is presented. Known as the ‘Room for the River’ program, this approach acknowledges the force of nature and the necessity to live with it, especially in a populous, vulnerable and prosperous delta such as the Netherlands. It’s also an approach that embraces the opportunities our rivers bring, by using flood risk measures to add quality to the natural and urban landscapes surrounding them. This new approach will be described, illustrating the various aspects of the program, like its governance set up, the intended goals and various technical characteristics of implementation using case studies of the projects that have been completed, almost all within time and budget.

Pim Nijssen studied planning and management science at the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and currently works as a principle for the leading independent firm Twynstra Gudde. His field of experience lies in building coalitions between organizations and people in the field of water management and spatial planning. Pim has worked for a variety of national and international clients whose projects address the complex impacts of climate change. He has worked in Florida, Bangladesh and various European countries. For the Room for the River project at Nijmegen, he received the International Waterfront Award in New York.

For questions or ability to access online, contact:
Anna McAvinchey, a.mcavinchey@northeastern.edu or call 617.373.4087 To learn more about the initiative, visit: www.resilient-infrastructure.org


October 18, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category: