The Delft ‘Water & the City’ conference, to be held from 13 to 15 June 2012, will bring together an international multidisciplinary group of experts and students to work in workshops on one of four cases of cities around the world facing their own specific water challenges.
Water is crucial for the development of every city. All over the world, cities are confronted with increased and uncontrolled urbanization, higher risks of flooding, scarcity of water for industry, households and ecosystems, rising pollution, ground subsidence, climate change and energy shortages.
In addition, ever higher demands are being placed on our living environment, and citizens are becoming more outspoken in standing up for their rights. At the same time, we have more and more technologies at our disposal for measurement, processing information and purifying water for multiple use.
Water challenges Singapore, Jakarta, Rotterdam and New Orleans
Singapore, Jakarta, Rotterdam and New Orleans each face their own specific water challenges. During the conference we will be focusing on these four cases, starting from the separate fields of Science, Engineering and Design. At the end of the conference we will be bringing together the insights gained from the workshops, in our concluding workshop session.
The Flood Resilience Group of UNESCO-IHE is co-organizer of this event.