The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) will host a webinar, co-organised with Arcadis and endorsed by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on ‘Urban Coastal Resilience’. Participants will draw lessons from real-life case studies that discuss the challenges, benefits, successes, and impacts on cities such as Amsterdam, New York, and Singapore. 

Urban Coastal Resilience

Coastal cities worldwide are facing the combined challenges of urbanisation, climate change, sea level rise and increased flood risks. To safeguard communities and business interests, coastal cities want to become more resilient. One of the ways to deal with this complex combination of challenges is by integrating urban climate resilience, coastal protection, urban development and, in some cases, land reclamation. An innovative and ecosystems friendly solution to extend and improve our coastlines would be building with nature or ‘Living Shorelines’ which uses the forces of nature rather than fights it. 

The online event takes place on Monday 6 July,  4.00pm to 5.00pm SGT (GMT +8), and is part of the SIWW Webinar Series.