DAY 2 OF THE RISK & RESILIENCE ONLINE EVENT

AFTER THE CRISIS: IMPLICATIONS FOR RISK & RESILIENCE IN the water sector

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.

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Speaker
Daniela Mayan

Daniela Mayan is a Senior Adviser and Expertise/Team Leader in Risk Management at Cratos Consulting. Daniela supports organisations, teams and individual team members to achieve their ambitions and goals at every level. She achieves this by linking together all the aspects of ‘results, process and person’ and making effective use of the extensive experience she has gained with diverse organisations (employer/employee, public/private, international/national), at various organisational levels (organisation, department, programme, project) and in a range of different phases and sectors including water, roads, rail and nuclear.

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!

  • Daniela Mayan - Senior Advisor & Expertise/Team Leader in Risk Management, Cratos Consulting

    Daniela Mayan is a Senior Adviser and Expertise/Team Leader in Risk Management at Cratos Consulting. Daniela supports organisations, teams and individual team members to achieve their ambitions and goals at every level. She achieves this by linking together all the aspects of ‘results, process and person’ and making effective use of the extensive experience she has gained with diverse organisations (employer/employee, public/private, international/national), at various organisational levels (organisation, department, programme, project) and in a range of different phases and sectors including water, roads, rail and nuclear.

  • Mariska Achtereekte-Smit - Head of the Fire Safety Department, Twente Fire Service

    My name is Mariska Achtereekte-Smit and I am the Head of the Fire Safety department within the Twente fire service, which is part of the Twente Safety Region. Together with my department, I am responsible for assessing risks for fire safety, recommending appropriate measures and conducting reviews or providing information that can prevent fires from starting.

    My organisation started feeling the impact of the Covid-19 crisis as early as 15 March, as we provide the operational leader who works with the president of the Safety Region, the police and the GHOR to lead the crisis response for the 14 municipalities in Twente. That means making crucial choices, looking ahead, issuing emergency decrees, enforcement, monitoring numbers of infections and available space on intensive care wards – in short, prioritising risk management and the resilience we need.

    Now that the measures have been tightened again, I too have to show that resilience and manage risks as a member of the fire service action centre (BAC). While the crisis team works at the level of Twente as a whole, the BAC manages risks to the internal fire service organisation to ensure that we take the right measures so employees do not get infected and the vital organisation is always prepared.

  • Asha Mangre - Safety Adviser, Aboma

    My name is Asha Mangre and follow the MRM-10. I work fullitme at a professional consultancy firm Aboma. I advise and assist in the construction industry and related clients mainly on Safety (VCA), but also on Quality (ISO9001) and Environment (ISO14001).

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