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.
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.
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.