Water management for climate resilient Balkan cities
Over the past years, the Balkan region has experienced frequent flooding. In addition, due to climate change, the region is suffering from droughts period as well. How can we handle the excess of water in urban areas? How can we manage the droughts? On 29 June, NWP will host the webinar on “Water management for climate resilient Balkan cities” where these topics and related ones will be addressed.
This webinar, supported by the Partners for Water programme, will be a follow-up of the Balkan Business Dialogue organised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the regional Dutch Embassies in Western Balkans, in March 2020.
The webinar will last 90 minutes. The first 60 minutes will consist of pitches with experiences by water experts and urban planners from leading Dutch and regional organisations, and presentations on possible approaches and opportunities for climate resilient cities. The last 30 minutes will be reserved for an open discussion.
Date: Monday, 29 June
Time: 14.00 - 15.30 CET
Location: online. Registered participants will receive instructions on how to join the session.
13:50 | Virtual Walk-In
14:00 | Opening by NWP. Introduction, meeting goals, NWP's role in the Balkans, and urban resilience
14:08 | Interaction
14:10 | Blue & Green Corridors for Sustainable Solutions with Mitja Bricelj, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
14:17 | Urban Nature-based Solutions as part of the EU Floods Directive with Job Udo of HKV
14:24 | KWR and Balkan Urban Resilience: How to Bridge Science to Practice with Jan Vreeburg of KWR
14:34 | Moving towards (urban) resilience in Balkans with Annegien Tijssen of Deltares
14:42 | 2-min break
14:44 | Adapting to climate extremes by planning and design with water, with Milena Ivkovic of ISOCARP
14:51 | The Power of Public Space with Martin Sobota of CITYFÖRSTER
14:58 | World Bank on Urban Resilience in the Western Balkans with Darko Milutin of the World Bank Urban and Disaster Risk Management Europe and Central Asia, Country Office, Serbia
15:05 | Discussion and Q&A
15:25 | Concluding remarks by NWP
Participants will receive the executive summary of the given presentations after the webinar.
To follow this webinar, please submit the registration form below before Monday, 29 June at 10 am CET. If you have questions, please contact Project Manager Central and Eastern Europe, Darja Kragić Kok, at email@example.com.