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Engaging with local communities in climate change adaptation projects.

Event organised by ICE

24 February 2022
13:00 - 14:00 GMT

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Many regional and local governments and institutions work hard to make our cities and villages climate resilient. Local communities and residents can also play a major role in this. Over half of our built environment is privately owned and planning for climate-resilient urban areas and achieving a healthy living environment is a joint task.

Join ICE East Midlands and the Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) for this webinar identifying ‘civil engineering’ experience and examples of climate adaptation projects. Presented by Nanco Dolman from Royal HaskoningDHV, this webinar will outline how to engage, activate and involve local communities in climate change adaptation schemes.

Nanco Dolman will share his experience and provide real examples of community engagement in climate adaptation projects, including Amsterdam Rainproof and Water-Sensitive Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Portland’s Green Street Steward Program (Oregon, USA) and the ‘community led technological solutions for flood protection in Norwich (UK).


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Nanco Dolman

Nanco Dolman

Royal HaskoningDHV

leading professional water resilience in water resilient cities

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Nanco Dolman

Nanco Dolman is a leading professional in Water Resilient Cities at Royal HaskoningDHV, with a MSc in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology (1998). Between 2011 and 2016 Nanco was a part-time lecturer in Water Management at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. He served as a Resilient Cities advocate for the UNDRR from 2015 to 2020. And in 2020 Nanco joined the editor team for IWA’s Journal of Water and Climate Change. Bridging the gap between hydrological engineering and ecological design, Nanco is considered as one of the front runners in Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD).

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Daniel Stanyard