Open Webinar, May 09: Urbanisation and flood risks- understanding the fabric and governance of Delta cities

9 May 2017 10:00

Delta regions across the world are rich in natural resources and economic opportunities. As a result, they have historically been home to dense, growing urban communities. The process of urbanization is often rapid and results in formal and informal urban fabric. Planned and unplanned urbanization processes both affect delta infrastructures.  A variety of institutions and stakeholders generate these simultaneous processes.  

What is the relationship between formal-informal and planned-unplanned urbanization processes in the world’s deltas? How do they affect the urban water system and the allocation of flood risks? How does the physical battle for space relate to various stakeholders and their financial, executive and judicial capacities?

In a webinar on May 09 (Tuesday- 10:00 AM CET; Click here for your local timings), these interdependencies will be discussed in the context of the delta cities of Baranquilla (Colombia), Beira (Mozambique) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). 

The speakers will include Like Bijlsma and Ton Dassen from Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving).

The webinar is interactive, free to attend, and open to all.

It is being organised by TheWaterChannel under the auspices of the Delta Alliance, in association with the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency.  

For further details on how to attend, and for a detailed programme of the webinar, please visit

See you there!

With regards,

Abraham Abhishek
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