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KNM webinar – Drought in the Netherlands

This webinar is the third webinar in the series “Current topics in Environmental Sciences”, organised by the Wageningen Environmental Studies Alumni Association (KNM). The webinar is open for all interested professional workers, academic staff, PhD candidates, students and others.

Three experts will share their vision on this very topical and challenging subject with you. You can find a short summary of their presentations at the KNM website.

Key note speakers & moderator

  • Ir. René Didde – WUR alumnus and Scientific Journalist
    Drought in The Netherlands
    René Didde is author of the book “Nederland Droogteland” (Drought in The Netherlands); for more info look at www.nederlanddroogteland.nl
  • Prof. dr. Albert van Dijk – Chair Hydrology group WUR
    Title: “That’s not a drought…That’s a drought!”
    Dutch droughts from an Australian perspective
  • Almer Bolman – advisor ecohydrology and groundwater, Water Board District Vallei en Veluwe. “Addressing drought in the centre of The Netherlands. The droughts of recent years have made changes in water management more urgent. The Vallei en Veluwe Waterboard takes a three tiered approach to tackling the vulnerability of its water systems, which will be presented. Foremost, it is important to consider both faces of climate change. Extremely wet winters are part of the projected climate change as well. So, a robust water system should be able to tackle both dry and wet spells. Cooperation with other organisations, both governmental and NGO is essential to achieve a consistent approach.”
  • Dr. ir. Caroline Moermond, moderator

Costs

free of charge

Registration and more information

please register via the website of KNM

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