- Collecting good examples of construction works in Nature2000 areas in Kring countries.
- Topics for next Kring-online and young professionals challenge; are you involved?
- Former chair, Adrie Provoost retires; would you also like to drop a line?
- ‘Help Callum’
How nice it was, seeing you all again during our online Kring meeting! We had some fruitful discussions of which I would like to share some with you today. And… I also would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Clais again for winning this absolute daring Pubquiz of 2020! Very well earned!
Collecting good examples of construction works in Nature2000 areas in Kring countries
Many good examples exist of working in Nature2000 areas. However, in lots of situations we still encounter difficulties or apparent conflict of interest. To get a good overview we would like to hear your experiences and/or good examples of realigning supposedly different interests to a stronger collaboration. We will collect them and publish them on our website for everyone to use. Simply send me an email for further contacting!
Topics for next Kring-online and young professionals challenge
At a next online Kring meeting, possibly in February/March we can discuss Nature 2000 dilemmas of both sandy and marsh and discuss real time monitoring techniques.
This could be a very good start for a next young professionals challenge. In the last online Kring meeting we collected many challenges, of which I would suggest to only address 2 or 3 (the first 3 of the list below) of them in this round. Topics we have so far;
- UN Sustainability Goals objectives and how these relate to flood and coastal risk management. Challenged by Ian Hodge and Deborah Campbell)
- Sustainable constructions in terms of carbon emission and use of material (e.g. low cement concrete). Challenged by Jana Steenbergen
- Microplastics in morphological modelling. Challenged by Gholamreza Shiravan
- Salt marshes and biodiversity; maintenance and design
- Use of digital twins and VR in asset management
- Real time monitoring; which problem is not yet addressed? Which techniques do we miss? Challenged by Leontien Barends
- Exploring en combing data in the international levee handbook with satellite data
- Community resilience and awareness in times of flooding, adaptation pathways – Wout de Vries?
- Resilience in infrastructural design, adaptation and long-term planning – Deborah Campbell?
- getting youth involved in taking flooding’s seriously – Daniel Magee?
- Hedwige Prosper polder- to be discussed later
I would very much like to hear your views on these topics or if you would like to be more involved. Just share your thought by mail!
Former chair of Kring Adrie Provoost retires; would you also like to drop a line?
Adrie Provoost has announced he will retire from the Kring. If you would like to share a memory, or just have some nice wishes for him; please take a photo of your – preferably handwritten -messages and I will make a collage for him. We will give him a proper goodbye live (with a few members only) soon, so I would like to ask you to send your message, photo or memory before 27 October. Thanks!
A very interesting way of showing possible implications of flooding and a great instrument to increase awareness is this project of Callum.
Together with Lancaster University and the University of Hull the Environment Agency has developed a new flood awareness digital engagement tool. This immersive 360 video uses virtual scenes to give the viewer a child’s-eye view of flooding. Based on real testimony, Callum tells the story of how his family’s home was flooded one day, and the not-so-easy road to recovery that followed.
Callum had to deal with many challenges throughout the process – he wants to ask you; how will you help him? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gpOOcQV1fw
Interesting to share and learn. If you have questions about the Callum project, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our British friends.
If you have similar examples, it would be nice to link to then from the Kring-website, please let us know and we will make it happen..
Looking forward to seeing you online in February/March, and in September in Hamburg!
Warm wishes, allerherzlichste Grüße, warme groeten, com carinho, med de bedste ønsker, pozdrawiam ciepło, hjärtliga hälsningar, mòran dhùrachdan cordial,