Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week 2018

18 June 2018 to 22 June 2018

Frequent and flash floods affect millions of people globally every year, often resulting in billions of dollars in losses and damages.

Delegates from nine Asian countries gathered together to discuss Integrated Flood Risk Management at the IHE Delft for the Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week. Sponsored by ADB and organized by the Netherlands Water Partnership, this annual event allows organizations from the Dutch water sector to share their knowledge and experiences in various aspects of water management. 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
18 Jun 2018 Presentation Setting the Scene: Integrated Flood Risk Management
Flooding is the most frequent and the most damaging of all natural hazards. It comprised 43% of all recorded natural events affecting...
Eelco Beek
18 Jun 2018 Presentation Flood Protection Programme
The Netherlands gives high priority to flood protection. Its regional water authorities and Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management...
Erik Kraaij
18 Jun 2018 Presentation Financing of Water Programmes in the Netherlands
The Netherlands has long been challenged by severe flooding because half of the country is below sea-level and three major rivers converge...
Pascal Mousset
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 Jun 2018 Presentation Room for River
Half of the Netherlands is below sea level. Moreover, its three major rivers have more water due to climate change, while many people live...
Hans Brouwer


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