Held virtually from 21 June to 2 July, SIWW2021 Online saw global leaders, experts and practitioners connect, share and learn from each other. The virtual event also featured close to 100 keynotes, thematic webinars, workshops on best practices and solutions spanning the urban water cycle and a virtual expo featuring some 100 exhibitors with the latest cutting-edge solutions and technologies, product and technology showcases.
The Singapore International Water Week 2021 hosted in its Innovation to Practice (I2P) series, a session co-organised by NWP and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore on the 30th of June 2021. This session, called 'Adaptation in South East Asian Cities: Solutions for Heat Stress, Flooding & Planning an Integrated Vision for the Future' brought together resilience expertise in the Netherlands and southeast Asia in a joint exchange of solutions. The event was kicked off by a high-level panel of representatives from Singapore and the Netherlands, with Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb from the City of Rotterdam, Michael Toh from Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB), and Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Netherlands.
The session showcased climate-resilient solutions and lessons learned for two of the most pressing challenges for the future of climate resilience in cities: flooding and heat stress. Additionally, this event took a closer look at the role of resilient and integrative urban planning and innovative climate adaptation solutions for urban development in coastal cities, sharing strategies on long term visions.
The innovation 2 practice SIWW technical presentations in these sessions included:
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