Have trouble picturing sea level rise? Check out the ten images included in this Climate Central post. The images were created by visual artist Nickolay Lamm who uses sea level rise mapping data developed by Climate Central. Remember the adage, a picture is worth a thousand words? These just haunting photos might be worth several thousand.
The National Weather Service has released video of the damage done to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Very somber visuals of the challenges Americans face in this critical period.
Hurricane Maria Damage Assessment -
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CET
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Join our one hour webinar as part of the FAST Symposium during the Delft Software Days - Edition 2017 (DSD-INT 2017). You will explore the latest scientific approaches towards nature-based flood defenses together with the FAST team and the audience present at the DSD-INT 2017.
The MI-SAFE viewer has been developed as part of the FAST project (Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology, http://fast.openearth.eu/) and is a valuable tool to assess the presence of vegetation and its contribution to wave attenuation anywhere in the world. Data on topography, bathymetry, vegetation cover and change, storm surge and wave statistics are derived from earth observation imagery, global databases and numerical modelling. Field data collected during the FAST project have been used to calibrate our model (XBeach) and its vegetation parameters. In addition to global, large-scale data, we have derived detailed and more accurate data for specific sites (Expert Level of services). Tailor-made solutions are offered to fit the user’s requirements for implementing nature-based flood defences.
The set-up of this webinar is as follows:
09.30 - 09.40h CETIntroduction and guided tour through the MI-SAFE viewer
by Dr. Mindert de Vries
09.40 - 10.10h CETThe science behind the MI-SAFE viewer: what data has been used and what analysis have been used to build the viewer?
by Dr. Daphne van der Wal and Dr. Iris Moeller
10.10 - 10.20h CETExamples of Advanced Applications: extended analysis for specific study sites
by Dr. Mindert de Vries
10.20 - 10.30h CETQuestion round
The webinar session presenters are:
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Deltares Academy.
We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!
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The Dutch ‘Room for the River’ Program: A Modern Approach for Managing High Water Levels in the Netherlands
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm EDT
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Event number: 668812686
A new paradigm for flood risk management in the Netherlands is presented. Known as the ‘Room for the River’ program, this approach acknowledges the force of nature and the necessity to live with it, especially in a populous, vulnerable and prosperous delta such as the Netherlands. It’s also an approach that embraces the opportunities our rivers bring, by using flood risk measures to add quality to the natural and urban landscapes surrounding them. This new approach will be described, illustrating the various aspects of the program, like its governance set up, the intended goals and various technical characteristics of implementation using case studies of the projects that have been completed, almost all within time and budget.
Pim Nijssen studied planning and management science at the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and currently works as a principle for the leading independent firm Twynstra Gudde. His field of experience lies in building coalitions between organizations and people in the field of water management and spatial planning. Pim has worked for a variety of national and international clients whose projects address the complex impacts of climate change. He has worked in Florida, Bangladesh and various European countries. For the Room for the River project at Nijmegen, he received the International Waterfront Award in New York.