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SIWW Webinar – Urban Coastal Resilience

July 2, 2020

This webinar would feature global water leaders and experts sharing their experiences and industry best practices on how we can collectively address some of our pressing water challenges and build a more resilient and sustainable water future together.

Webinar on Urban Coastal Resilience
Co-organised with ARCADIS, and endorsed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Webinar Synopsis:
Coastal cities worldwide are facing the combined challenges of urbanisation, climate change, sea-level rise and increased flood risks. To safeguard communities and business interests, coastal cities want to become more resilient. Ongoing urbanisation requires precious urban space and puts more pressure on already densely built waterfronts. This limits the potential for implementation of flood protection and sustainable means for water storage, leading to substantially higher costs to protect urban cities. One of the ways to deal with this complex combination of challenges is by integrating urban climate resilience, coastal protection, urban development, and in some cases, land reclamation. An innovative and ecosystems friendly solution to extend and improve our coastlines would be Building with Nature or? Living Shorelines? which uses the forces of nature rather than fight against it.

Why you should attend:
  • Get perspectives from leading experts actively involved in planning, building, and safeguarding resilient and sustainable coastlines
  • Gain insights from real-life case studies that discuss the challenges, benefits, successes, and impacts on cities such as Amsterdam, New York, and Singapore

Date and Time:

6th July 2020, 4 pm (Singapore Time)