Inclusive and sustainable economic development is essential to strengthen the resilience for current and future challenges in river basins and deltas worldwide. This fits in the mission of Wageningen UR “to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life” and Delta Alliance’s mission to “improve the resilience of the world’s deltas”. With this workshop we would like to take the lessons learned from public and private funded projects to a next level.
Experiences from amongst others: Nestlé in Colombia, Heineken in the Netherlands, and international funded projects in Jordan Valley and Egypt will be shared in this workshop to derive lessons learned and recommendations for future initiatives in the field of Inclusive Green Economic Development.
We welcome private companies that value social and environmental responsibility for their operations, experts and decision makers from the public, (applied) research and political domains and managers of national and international funding programmes to join us in this workshop.
Examples that will be presented:
- Green Circles around the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands; initiative of Heineken, Wageningen UR Alterra and the province of South Holland
- Smart Water Management for coffee growing industry in Colombia, by Nestlé, Nespresso, Café de Colombia and Wageningen UR
- Integrated Coastal Zone Development for the Nile delta, by National Water Research Institute, Egypt and UNDP
- Regional Master Plan for Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley by FoEME / EcoPeace Middle East, EU SWIM and RoyalHaskoningDHV
Following these four introductions, the interactive panel discussion will lead to recommendations that will be presented to national and international private and public organisations. More info on this workshop can be found here.
Workshop on Wednesday 4 November 2015
11.45 – 13.05 hrs
Amsterdam International Water Week