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Hoe verklein je het risico op overstromingen? En hoe ga je milieuvervuiling tegen? Europese en Aziatische steden kunnen op dit gebied veel van elkaar leren. Het Rotterdamse IHS leidt een Erasmus Mundusproject dat het onderwijs over stadsontwikkeling naar een hoger plan moet tillen.
Venue: Xiyuan Hotel, Beijing, China
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), the Netherlands, together with the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and our project partners, invite you to the seminar on “Learning for the Cities of Tomorrow”.
Introduction: Water is an important source for living. It is expected that due to interplay of climate change, population growth and industrialization, fresh water will become one of the scarcest resources for humans, societies, and ecosystems. In several areas of the world, for example, the state of California in the US and southern parts of Australia, this is already visible. Water shortage affects not only social human conditions, but also has an economic impact, for example in the agricultural domain. Water has social, economic, and environmental aspects.
Abstract: Dhaka is one of the largest megacities in the world and its population is growing rapidly. Due to its location on a deltaic plain, the city is extremely prone to detrimental flooding, and risks associated with this are expected to increase further in the coming years due to global climate change impacts as well as the high rate of urbanization the city is facing. The lowest-lying part of Dhaka, namely Dhaka East, is facing the most severe risk of flooding. Traditionally, excess water in this part of the city was efficiently stored in water ponds and gradually drained into rivers through connected canals.