On the 150th anniversary of the Nieuwe Waterweg, PBL Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency, the Nature Conservancy, and the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design are hosting a hybrid seminar on the future of river basins and deltas, 11-12 October 2022.
Multiple aspects of river basins and deltas – namely, a key role in the environmental well-being of the planet, and a key role in economic development – are pre-eminently applicable to the river basins and deltas of Rhine, Yangtze, and Mississippi. All three play a key role in the drainage of their continents as well as in economic development. All three rivers are central transport corridors, and their deltas are the territories of the largest port complexes of the world.
The seminar ‘River basins and deltas – Water Systems and Port Economies in Times of Climate Change: Rhine, Yangtze and Mississippi’ aims to investigate to what extent the idea of a first (say, 150 years ago) and second (this half-century) game change is relevant for these three river basins and deltas, and in what sense it can give direction to a new approach for a new balance between economic and environmental development.
Program and registration of this seminar can be found HERE.