The Dutch Resilience Hub hosted its first 2021 sector meeting on 12 May, gathering 100 resilience experts from the Netherlands and abroad working on building resilience in cities, rural areas, and coastal communities.
The online meeting resulted in an engaged cross-sectoral conversation among international practitioners, bringing to the table experiences from Indonesia to Mexico and from India to the Netherlands. This enabled the resilience sector to reflect upon the possibilities and needs to upscale and mainstream nature-based solutions
Additionally, participants joined in small groups to share more in-depth exchanges on the topics of coastal adaptation and resilience, geospatial tools, urban agriculture, smart cities and data driven tools. 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 these complementary topics.
Panel speakers of the Dutch Resilience Hub Sector meeting, hosted on 12 May 2021.
This session included presentations and discussions on the following topics:
Mainstreaming & Upscaling Nature-based Solutions
There was an in-depth discussion with international leaders in Mexico, India and the Netherlands on the future of initiatives that bring nature as a partner to build resilience. What have we learned over the last 10 years? What are the current main barriers? And, what needs to happen in financing, building local capacities, and ramping up technical expertise on nature-based solutions?
The panel discussion included the participation of Henk Nieboer of EcoShape, Jan Willem den Besten of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Netherlands, Nitin Jain of the Global Center on Adaptation, Celia Elizabeth Pigueron Wirz of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Jakolien Leenders of HKV.
The past: What have we learned over the last decade? – Henk Nieboer of EcoShape | Slides
The present: What are the current barriers – Nitin Jain of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) | Slides
The future: What do we need in the future for mainstreaming and upscaling NbS?
On building local capacity, Celia Elizabeth Pigueron Wirz of The Nature Conservancy
On financing, Jan Willem den Besten of the International Union for Conservancy of Nature | Slides
On technical implementation, Jakolien Leenders of HKV | Slides
Resilience Amplifiers Breakout Rooms
Coastal resilience. With presentations by Sid Vollebregt of Elemental Water Makers (slides) and Arjen de Vries of Acacia Water (slides), and hosted by Janett Tapia of NWP.
Note: the video starts with the presentation of Arjen de Vries. Due to some technical issues, the beginning of his presentation is not available.
Geospatial tools. With presentations by Evelyn Aparicio Medrano of Nelen & Schuurmans, and Oriane Wiser of Data for Good (slides).
Urban agriculture. With presentations by Maxim Amosov of Organic Village (slides) and René Voogt of Sensoterra (slides).
Smart cities and data-driven tools. With presentations by Max Radermacher of Obscape (slides), Fredrik Huthoff of HKV (slides) and Peter den Hartog of HAL24K (slides).
Recording of the session is not available.
Re-Connecting with International Resilience Networks
An optional breakout for Dutch organisations registered in the Dutch Chamber of Commerce was offered and comprised the following agenda.
International activities update for Dutch delegations, by Janett Tapia of NWP Dutch Resilience Hub.
Investor Readiness Programme for the Dutch water sector, by Lisanne Evenhuis of NWP Finance for Water (slides).
YEP Programme, by Paul van Essen of YEP programme (slide).
Dutch Resilience Portfolio update, by Sherine El Wattar of NWP Dutch Resilience Hub.