Visit to Deltares, Rotterdam

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in surface and underground water.  Researchers at Deltares work throughout the world, focusing on smart solutions, innovations and applications for deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Deltares provides world-class expertise, test facilities and software that is used around the world.

The site visit to the research institute focused on urban water management and climate adaptation strategies and planning. It included a guided tour of the facility and and a series of short briefings on Deltares’ areas of expertise: the Dutch approach to climate adaptation, 3D representations of flood risk, critical infrastructure and chain effects, heat stress and equity, a collaborative planning support tool for adaptation, and and adaptation solutions in the Netherlands. The visit also included a briefing from Bud Ris on Climate Ready Boston and a facilitated discussion on potential next steps for Boston drawing on the expertise of Deltares staff and the study tour delegation. Presentations included:

For a look at the Study Tour in more depth, click here.

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