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Spatial Adaption as a Planning Strategy for Climate Resilient Urban Areas

Event organised by ICE

12 May 2022

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Investing in flood defences and flood and coastal resilience is vital to the UK becoming an economic power in decades to come. In 2020, the Environment Agency presented its National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy. This strategy recognises, that in the face of a changing climate, we also need a broader range of resilience actions. This will ensure that when flooding happens: it causes less harm and damage to people to ensure life can get back to normal sooner. For success in implementing this broader range of resilience actions, a multi-layered approach is needed.

Join ICE East Midlands, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and Presenter Nanco Dolman from Royal HaskoningDHV for this joint webinar as they explore the efforts taken by The Dutch Delta Plan on Spatial Adaptation (DPSA) to expedite, intensify and tackle waterlogging, heat stress, drought, and the impact of urban flooding and how this can be applied to take the UK to the next level of resiliency.


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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