Programme in detail
The conference will be opened by Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of the City of Rotterdam, His Royal Highness wil give an opening speech, the Delta Alliance will be launched. Award ceremonies: Delta City of the Future, DeltaCompetition 2010 and Best Young Delta Scientist award. Closure of the conference by Prof. Cees Veerman, chairman Dutch Delta Commission.
Final programme, update 24 September (download)
Scientific Programme Deltas in Depth
The scientific programme Deltas in Depth is structured around nine themes. In scientific workshops, scientists from all over the world present their findings. Sessions will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 September, and on Friday morning 1 October. The best papers will be selected for publication in scientific magazines.
Abstract booklet (download).
Policy Programme Deltas in Practice
The Deltas in Practice sessions are hosted and organized by a variety of international stakeholders. Sessions will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 September, and on Friday morning 1 October.
On Thursday morning 30 September Delta Sessions will be organized around various deltas and delta cities. They will take a closer look into the challenges and solutions in these deltas. Presentations will be given about climate change and sea level rise scenarios, and their possible impacts on that specific delta. Adaptation options, strategies and the policy response will also be discussed. Together with the scientific sessions these sessions can be seen as a stepping stone towards the fifth IPCC report. The synthesis of these sessions will be presented on Friday 1 October.
On Friday 1 October three high level Round Table discussions will be held for government officials, the business community, policy makers and NGOs.
A few selected people are invited around the table and will discuss issues of crucial importance to adaptation to climate change, such as mechanisms for financing adaptation measures, the role of cities and the role of the business community in climate adaptation. The audience will be actively involved in the debate.