Seminar RIVER BASINS AND DELTAS IN TRANSITION. Water systems and port economies in times of climate change: Rhine, Yangtze and Mississippi, 11 -12 October 2022, Rotterdam.
This seminar was organized by Jan Bakkes (PBL) and Han Meyer, under the auspices of the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (PBL), The Nature Conservancy (TNC, USA) and the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD). The current report feeds the results of the seminar to the SPS, which is now formally mandated, to the seminar participants and to others who expressed interest.
New challenges in the coming decades – climate change, decarbonisation, demographic, economic and technology developments – will change the rules of the game in river basin management. Port economies and the surrounding deltas are one exiting situation where this will be on display. Very large interests are involved.
A complete report of the seminar can be downloaded from