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Coastal and Flood Resilience Leaders Summit

20 June 2024, Thursday

9:00am – 1:00pm

Dress Code: Business


The Coastal and Flood Resilience Leaders Summit highlights the critical importance of adapting to climate change, with a specific focus on building resilience against sea level rise and more intense rainfall. This event brings together government and city officials, academia and industry practitioners to share innovative planning approaches and best practices in safeguarding cities against threats of flood risks. Each plenary will deep dive into the topic with three case studies, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Khoo Teng Chye, Practice Professor, National University of Singapore College of Design and Engineering.

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Programme (Tentative)

Thursday, 20 June 2024

Time Agenda
9:00am – 9:15am Opening Address by Ms. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore
9:15am – 10:45am Plenary 1 – Climate-Resilient Cities: Adaptive Planning Approaches to Coastal and Flood Management
  • Case Study 1: Adaptive Strategies and Planning and Program delivery using Digital Foundation: Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (Organised by Jacobs and the UK Environment Agency)
  • Case Study 2: Sibu Cloudburst Project (Organised by Ramboll and Land Custody and Development Authority, State of Sarawak) (tentative)
  • Case Study 3: North and South Battery Park Resiliency Project (Organised by AECOM) (tentative)
  • Panel discussion
10:45am – 11:15am Networking Coffee Break
11:15am – 12:45pm Plenary 2 – Climate-Resilient Cities: Innovative Solutions to Adapt to Extreme Weather Events and Rising Seas
  • Case Study 1: Blueprints for Resilience: Hong Kong's Next Generation of Communities – The Northern Metropolis and Harbour Metropolis (Organised by Arup and Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD))
  • Case Study 2: Building with Nature: Crafting Wetlands from Soft Soils in Marker Wadden (Organised by Witteveen Bos and Rijkswaterstaat)
  • Case Study 3: Strategic Planning and Development of Investment Strategies for Climate Adaptation of the Unembanked Areas of the City of Rotterdam (Organised by RHDHV and Rotterdam) (tentative)
  • Panel discussion
12:45pm – 1:00pm Summary and Closing