What are the similarities and differences between Canada and the Netherlands with regards to urban resilience? And what can the two countries learn from each other?
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa, the Dutch Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) jointly organised a series of online round table sessions on Urban Resilience solutions in the Netherlands.
During these sessions, members of the Dutch Resilience Hub - an NWP initiative - introduced and presented case studies on urban interventions, resilient infrastructure, planning and nature-based solutions in the Netherlands.
Inspiring and innovative Dutch solutions
Although different in many ways, Canadian and Dutch cities face similar challenges around resilience and climate risks. Through these online round tables, practical examples and inspiring and innovative solutions were shared and Dutch and Canadian experts on Urban Resilience were connected.
Topics of this series of online round tables included:
Sustainable urban interventions
Data-driven decision making
This series was specifically beneficial for allowing interaction between experts from the private, public and knowledge sectors in Canada and experts from the members of the Dutch Resilience Hub.
The presentations of our resilience experts and a recording of the events are available below for those who are interested. Please send an email to Noortje Pellensif you would like to know more.
26 October – Urban Interventions: Adapting to Extremes
Video recording: 9 November – Nature-based Solutions
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