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Introducing the Netherlands - Water management: averages, extremes and policy *

Water management in the Netherlands is not easy. Roel Dijksma (Wageningen University & Research) will explain the geology and topography of the Netherlands and link it to the hydrological conditions, and to climate change and extreme weather conditions. (language: English)

Program information
Date Tuesday November 22, 2016
Time 13:00- 13:45 hrs (12:45 welcome with coffee and tea)
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission free
Guest Roel Dijksma, Wageningen University & Research
Organisation I*ESN in corporation with Academic Forum
Contact Annelieke Koster
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

Water management

Water and water management is an important topic. All living creatures depend on it, but preferably in manageable quantities. In the Netherlands we need it for drinking water supply, for industrial water, for agriculture, for ecological purposes and for recreation. Given the geology and topography, water management in the Netherlands is not easy. Water specialists (hydrologists and water managers) are world famous. During this lecture the geology and topography of the Netherlands will be explained and linked to the hydrological conditions. The second part of the lecture will be related to extreme rainfall. Will the weather become more extreme in the future, and how should we adapt our water management?

Introducing the Netherlands

This lecture is part of a series which will tell you everything about The Netherlands! The event is open to all students, faculty members and other's.

The next dates are:

  • 14 February 2017
  • 14 March 2017
  • 11 April 2017

When: 22 November 2016 13:00

End date: 22 November 2016 13:45