The Dutch Resilience Hub hosted its second sector meeting on 14 October, gathering resilience experts from the Netherlands and abroad working on nature-based solutions in Asia.
This second sector meeting resulted in an engaged cross-sectoral conversation among international practitioners. The first part of the event brought to the table experiences from Asia and the Netherlands, around the implementation of nature-based solutions and sponge cities principles in resilience projects abroad. This enabled the resilience sector to reflect upon the challenges and lessons learned from the different projects presented in Asian cities.
Panel speakers of the Dutch Resilience Hub Sector meeting, hosted on 14 October 2021
During the second part of the event, participants joined in groups to share more in-depth exchanges on the topics of storm water/rainwater management, the role of public participation in resilience projects, financial sustainability and public-private partnerships for resilience projects, as well as integrating place making & mobility to create more multifunctional solutions. In these groups, participants learned about recent new practices, recent innovation milestones, experience gained over the years, and solutions that can help water resilience expertise be more impactful when collaborating in projects and programmes.
Implementing Nature-based Solutions and Sponge City Principles in Resilience Projects in Asia
An in-depth discussion was held with practitioners of resilience projects in China, Indonesia and the Netherlands around the challenges and lessons learned from their projects. What have we been the lessons learned? What were the challenges? And, how different partners, local and international, were included in the project? Were some of the guiding questions throughout the presentations.
The panel discussion included the participation of Susanna Tol from Wetlands International, Rong Hu from NL Urban Solutions and Martin Knuijt from OKRA Landscape Architects. Below you find their presentations and watch the recordings.
Multi-disciplinary Collaboration in Building with Natura – Indonesia Susanna Tol, Wetlands International. Presenting on the Building with Nature project for costal conservation and livelihood in Indonesia - Download presentation
Sponge City for Resilient future - Rong Hu, NL Urban Solutions. Looking at the implementation of Sponge City Principles across different cities in China - Download presentation
Nature-Based Design - Martin Knuijt, OKRA Landscape Architects. Looking at experiences of Building with nature projects in China and the Netherlands - Download presentation
Video recording: Role of Public Participation in Resilience Projects
Financial Sustainability / PPP Partnerships for Resilience Projects with presentations by Louis Braam from the Rebel Group (Download presentation) and Lisanne Evenhuis from NWP's Finance for Water Programme (Download presentation).