Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Deltas

This short course discusses conceptual frameworks, planning approaches, implementation strategies and governance arrangements to deal with potential flood events and future changes in flood risk.

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Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 25 April 2022
End: 13 May 2022
Deadline IHE application: 24 March 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000

VAT is not included in the course fee

Course content

Flood risk management: This topic addresses an integrated approach to the analysis and management of flood risks and benefits. It focuses on all aspects of pre-event mitigation: protection, prevention and preparedness. Protection is directed at reducing the likelihood of floods. Prevention involves sustainable spatial planning and infrastructure protection, while preparedness concerns taking organizational measures.

Flood event management: This topic introduces an emerging approach to understand and analyse flood resilience: The ability of a community or area to remain functioning under a range of flood magnitudes. It addresses the management of flood events, including preparedness, emergency relief and recovery. A framework for promoting community resilience will be established.

Adaptive delta management: This topic applies the Adaptive Delta Management (ADM) approach, which is a transparent way of including uncertainty around future changes in adaptation decision making. This includes developing Adaptation Pathways, which refers to a sequence of adaptation measures and options. Examples include the Dutch and Bangladesh Delta Plans.


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