SKOV & NLW - Seminar The Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100

THE STUDY CIRCLE FOR DEVELOPMENT ISSUES and NETWERK LAND & WATER with the kind cooperation of the student associations Nji Sri, Ipso Facto, Nitocra and Pyrus, cordially invite you, members, students, alumni and other interested persons to a seminar on The Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, Water management of the future, control or go with the flow?

Prior to the seminar you may wish to take a warm meal in the Forum building (near Gaia) from 17:00 h onwards (+/- € 5).
After the seminar, you are kindly invited for drinks and bites.


17:45 Welcome (coffee and tea) in front of Gaia 1 & 2

18:00 Opening by ir Cor de Jong, president SKOV and
          Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga,
          Delta expert WUR,
          president NLW and chair

18:15 William Oliemans, Deltares: Introduction
          to the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100

18:45 Saskia Werners, WUR: Strategies in the BDP2100
          and reflection on way forward

19.15 Plenary discussion, led by the chair

20:10 Reflection by Chief Guest, H.E. Sheikh Md Belal,
          Ambassador of Bangladesh in the Netherlands

20:20 Closure by Ipso Facto and Association Nji Sri

20:30 Drinks and bites

Participation in the seminar is free of charge. Register through the blue 'sign up' button and preferably before 5 December.

More information
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Challenges & Solutions for the flood and climate change prone Bangladesh Delta
A delta with millions of people directly exposed to the uncertainty of extreme floods, incidental droughts and exposedto insecurity in food, shelter and living conditions. A tentatively very grim situation, if the tides rise, and / or the rivers flood or perishdue to upstream developments and loss of the glaciers feeding them. Problems of floods, droughts, sediment accretion or erosion, salinity and soil subsidence will increase, due to climate change as well due to developments like e.g. gas extraction. Over the years, the people of Bangladesh have been adapting to extreme situations, and as a dynamic society they are moving forward, on their way out of poverty, leaving nobody behind.
Central questions:
What strategy must be chosen, considering the urban versus the rural interests?
The need for flood protection versus the need for flood evacuation
How to balance flood protection, flood shelter versus flood evacuation?
How to feed the nation in the future, also in light of climate change


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