Summary: During June 1-2, 2017, the Delta Academy (an academy within HZ University of Applied Sciences) and Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands’ Department of Waterways and Public Works) hosted the “Building a Resilient Scheldt Delta” Conference. The conference attracted an international gathering of approximately 160 people, which included eco-engineers, civil engineers, biologist, water managers, social scientists and students for the purpose of discussing current applied research focused on sediment management, spatial adaptation and restoring the natural dynamics and biodiversity in the Scheldt Delta. During the conference, participants identified seven ‘living lab’ projects within the Scheldt Delta and adjacent waters. The ‘living lab’ projects will offer students, scientists, engineers and water managers a diverse number of collaborative opportunities to conduct applied research and deploy innovative solutions that promote a resilient Scheldt Delta.
For more information on the workshop, go to the Building a Resilient Scheldt Delta page.