CATCH Kick-off

Event date: 11/17/2017 09:30:00 - 11/17/2017 15:00:00
Event duration: aprx. five and a half hours
Venue: Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Lasondersingel 129, 7514 BP, Enschede, The Netherlands


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9.00 - Excursion Roombeek, Enschede
Starting from the Intercity Hotel, an excursion and morning walk will be made along the Roombeek area in Enschede. This area is a great example for water sensitive design. Last stop is Rijksmuseum Twenthe

10.30 - Coffee/tea
at Rijksmuseum Twenthe

11.00 - Start
by Marijke Bergink, moderator

11.05 - Welcome and introduction
by Stefan Kuks, chairman of Vechtstromen Regional Water Authority

11.15 - Introduction of the CATCH project and its partners
by Susan Lijzenga, project manager of CATCH

12.00 - Network lunch
with politicians, experts and front runners on the theme of Climate Adaptation

13.00 – 13.35 - Presentation on climate change and its challenges
by Helga van Leur, meteorologist with a special focus on climate change and behaviour

13.40 – 14.15 - Presentation on urban development
by Taneha Bacchin, urban designer at Delft University of Technology specialized in water sensitivity in urban areas

14.20 - Formal start of CATCH
Signing ceremony with all partners

15.00 - End
by Stefan Kuks


Key speakers:

Stefan Kuks
Stefan Kuks is chairman of the Regional Water Authority (Waterschap) Vechtstromen and professor of Innovation and Water Policy Implementation at the University of Twente (School of Management and Governance).

Susan Lijzenga
Susan Lijzenga is strategic advisor with a focus on partnerships and climate adaptation projects at waterschap Vechtstromen. She is project manager of the EU Interreg NSR project CATCH.

Helga van Leur
Helga van Leur is a Dutch meteorologist and former weather forecaster on national television with a focus on climate, sustainability and human behavior. Motto: “The future is what you do today, not tomorrow.

Taneha K. Bacchin
Taneha Bacchin is an architect, urban designer and spatial planner. Taneha is specialized in the field of urban landscaping. She’s assistant professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She focusses on design and engineering with regards to climate adaptation and water sensitivity in urban areas.

Marijke Bergink
Marijke Bergink is closely involved with the activities of waterschap Vechtstromen. She contributed to the development of severeal European cooperation projects and the organisation of seminars and events. Marijke is a mediator between themes, organizations and people. She operates with enthusiasm and is committed.