DAY 2 OF THE RISK & RESILIENCE ONLINE EVENT
Keeping course while staying agile in Dutch watermanagement
The coronavirus crisis has caught the world by surprise, and it is easy to completely lose yourself in it. There is a danger of forgetting or neglecting other crises that move more slowly. These crises announced themselves some time ago and are rapidly becoming urgent… Actually, haven’t they already been urgent for some time now!?
Managing our water is a daily task, one that is crucial to our existence. In the Netherlands, the task of ensuring ‘safe, clean and sufficient water’ has been delegated to the Water Boards. Nevertheless, we as individuals have our own responsibility in this effort. The climate has already been changing for years, and we cannot afford to be surprised or slowed down in our water management. We must safeguard water quality and water quantity, by keeping water inside the country as well as keeping it out.
However, the sense of urgency for this task differs, as well as the views on ‘best approach’. The same can be observed in the current Corona-crisis, in which a countless number of perspectives leads to as many opinions and statements. In addition, we experience how difficult it is, as citizens, to take shared responsibility for a goal that seems so unambiguous. The parallel with Dutch watermanagement is therefore easily made.
The above-mentioned challenges will be discussed during the interactive session ‘Water’ on November 4th, based on questions like:
- What is the actual task in managing waterquantity in The Netherlands?
- How can we keep course on achieving success, while staying agile in the situation of changing circumstances or crisis?
- How does the human factor influence this success?
- And…which lessons learned in the current Corona-crisis can help us in achieving our goals in watermanagement.
For this occasion, a team of dedicated professionals will have an interactive session and alive discussion together with all the participants. A place to share knowledge and ideas that can contribute to achieving our shared success!
Watch the video from Tech Files (in Dutch). This is a report on the tech road to the future. Harry Piekema discusses the past, present and future of technological innovations. This episode deals with 'water management'.