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Urban & Rural Development Week Event at the Netherlands Pavilion

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1 November

Expo Dubai | Urban & Rural Development Week at the Netherlands Pavilion

Cities and rural areas around the world are dealing with two extremes: more frequent and intense floods and heat waves. To highlight water as an important theme within the Urban & Rural Development Week, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), together with the City of Rotterdam and the Government of the Netherlands, is organising a one-day event on 1 November:

‘Two Extremes: Flooding and Heatwaves. Resilience Challenges and Innovation in Cities and Coastal Areas’.

This event is part of the extensive program in the Netherlands Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

At the event cities from around the world will exchange ideas, stories of adaptation, and innovative solutions that are helping address these two extreme issues. This exchange will include strategies that help meet ecological (green infrastructure, nature-based solutions), social (participatory design and communities’ programs), and economical (entrepreneurial innovation, financing for sustainable projects) benefits, showing an exchange of best practices from around the world in a diverse set of contexts.

Programme (in-person and online)
09:30 – 10:30 UAE | High Level Opening

Technical Session – Resilience Challenges and Solutions

11:30 – 13:00 UAE | Technical Session Heat Stress
13:30 – 15:00 UAE | Technical Session Flooding
15:30 – 17:00 UAE | Technical Session Resilient Coastal Systems

17:30 – 18:30 UAE | Closing Ceremony

18:30 – 20:00 UAE | Local Reception, Meet and Greet (in-person only)

International showcases
The day will include high level panels with city representatives from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Christchurch, Mumbai, Rotterdam, Santiago, Singapore, Tirana, Vancouver, and the State of Maryland (to be confirmed) to showcase the different solutions that cities are employing to tackle these issues. Additionally, there will be technical sessions also highlighting Dutch solutions focused on heat stress, flooding and coastal resilience.

Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam will host the high level closing and meet and greet reception at the Netherlands Pavilion.

This event will also include features by Transparency House, Virtual Gateway NL, and involve young experts with a special ceremony by Dutch Wavemakers.

Join this event
Make sure you add 1 November to your event calendar. If you would like to attend online, please register via www.virtual.dutchdubai.com. This particular event will appear in the activities calendar shortly.

NWP is coordinator of the Dutch water track during Expo 2020 Dubai.

Urban & Rural Development Week Event at the Netherlands Pavilion

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