SOS Climate Waterfront Newsletter Q4-2020

WITH RESPECT FOR THE COVID-19 HEREBY OUR NEWSLETTER TO PRESENT OUR PROGRESS AND RESULTS IN THE SOSCW PROGRAM

 

The CPONH ‘Webinars’ of 2020

page1image55769728Two ‘Webinars’ have we as the CPONH Team organized for this year, as out contribution to all participating and supporting the EU ‘SOS Cli- mate Waterfront’ H2020 project. The ‘first’ focussed on the sea-level rise in the Netherlands and adaptive measures that can be taken. An example was the coast of the city Vlissingen where ‘estuary’ could be created to reduce the pressure of high water and swell combinations.

page1image55770560Thanks to Riccardo Riva and Fransje Hooimeijer as speakers. During the ‘second’ we spoke of the drastic impact of ‘clustered rainfall’ and how cities can be redesigned to reduce the flooding of streets and houses. Thanks to our speaker Maarten Poort of HHNK Waterauthority, and Karen Jonkers our energetic moderator for both sessions. Thanks too to our EU colleagues that participated in these interactive sessions.

The COVID-19 influence on the SOSCW-program
With Brussel during the November Midtime review there is decided that 2020 will be seen as a year in between, where no travelling of ‘Secon- dees’ could have been possible. The effect is not only that our project will be lengthened with one year, the clustered visits to the participating cities have to be planned

new. With the knowledge of the moment the coming 30-days meeting will be Thessaloniki (April), Stockholm (May) and Lisbon (October), if yes if COVID-19 regulations open borders.