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Accelerating Local Climate Adaptation Worldwide

  • Resilient by Design Storefront 302 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Experiences from the Dutch Delta and the San Francisco Bay

An official affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit 2018

Dutch Special Envoy for Water, Mr. Henk Ovink, and the Netherlands Minister for the Environment, Ms. Stientje van Veldhoven, will address how vulnerable areas can adapt to the consequences of climate change in a sustainable manner. Together with California law makers, they will look at the San Francisco Bay, and discuss its main challenges and possible solutions from a Dutch perspective.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 3.30 – 5 PM

California Case Study at the Resilient by Desgin Storefront, 302 Folsom Street, San Francisco

For more than eight centuries, the Netherlands has worked to find innovative solutions to water-related problems that threaten communities, economic capital, and quality of life. With large parts of the country under sea level and located on a vulnerable river delta, the Dutch approach of embracing and integrating the water makes the Netherlands one of the safest places to live. Urban deltas worldwide are facing similar challenges; population growth, flood risk, spatial planning, scarce natural resources. While the solutions for each delta may be different, the preconditions for a sustainable delta approach are the same. In this event, we look at the San Francisco Bay and discuss its main challenges and possible solutions on the basis of a Bay Area resiliency analysis by Dutch water companies, the NL Resiliency Collective.

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