Learn how Dutch and American experts can foster resilience and help reduce climate vulnerabilities in ports and urban, rural, and coastal communities in Maryland.
Maryland and the Netherlands are joining efforts to help empower communities to become resilient, to prepare for climate change impacts, and to work in an integrated manner to reduce vulnerabilities.
Both regions will be affected by seasonal droughts and heatwaves, frequent thunderstorms, an increased risk of flooding, and sea-level rise. Maryland and the Netherlands are working together to proactively implement adaptation strategies, exchange lessons learned and best practices, and look for more opportunities to collaborate on climate resilience.
On 26 January 2021, over 200 experts in Maryland and the Netherlands joined to exchange on topics including urban resilience, adaptation for small communities, coastal resilience, nature-based solutions, public-private partnerships, resilience for ports, citizen engagement, and the cooperation between Rijkswaterstaat and US Army Corps of Engineers on Engineering with Nature.
This event was organised by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Maryland Department of Commerce and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee, and supported by the Partners for Water programme and the Embassy of the Netherlands in the United States.
This event brings the opportunity for organisations in Maryland and the Netherlands to join 1on1 digital video meetings to mutually introduce and learn from each other's work and approaches, exchange best practices, identify synergies of work, and create a lasting connection with counterparts across the ocean.
Recommended: To participate on the 1on1 chats with resilience experts and businesses and booking meetings, with Dutch or Maryland resilience experts, please use this matchmaking platform until 28 February via this link.