Invitation: conference ‘Be adaptive to become resilient’ June 4th

27 May 2020 - Published by Eric Boessenkool
There are only a few spots left!

The three projects C5a, FAIR and Building with Nature join their forces and organize a conferenceon the upcoming 4th of June, and you can still join! The aim of the online conference “Be adaptive to become resilient” is to look backward and, more importantly, forward to tackle some of the challenges that we face, due to climate change.

“Climate change is a serious threat to existing infrastructures and we need to find new alliances and new ways to adapt to the disastrous effects. Sitting still is not an option.”

– Bart Vonk (Project manager FAIR) 

The projects joining forces

The three projects FAIR, BwN and C5a aim at achieving resilience. A world where our children can live and prosper, in a system that can withstand or bend with the climate challenges that are presenting themselves already. Resilience is the common denominator for the three projects.

  • FAIR adds to our knowledge by carving adaptive pathway thinking and by demonstrating improved approaches for cost-effective upgrading and maintenance; For more information, click here.
  • Building with Nature provides a new way of thinking and tools to adapt assets to climate change replicating nature’s manner of solving problems; For more information, click here.
  • C5a focuses on finding ways through complexity using adaptive asset management and socio-ecological resilience. For more information, click here.

Programme 4 June

09.30 – 10.00      Logging in to the Conference room – showcasing of project videos

10:00 – 10:20     Opening by Katja Portegies (director at Rijkswaterstaat and moderator for

the day), and Rijkswaterstaat Director General, Michèle Blom

10:20 – 10.55      Key note speech by Kerstin Brunnström + interview

10.55 – 11.15      Coffee break – showcasing of project videos

11:15 – 12.00      Round 1: Parallel working sessions

12:00 – 14:00      Lunch break – showcasing of project videos

14:00 – 14.35      Key note speech by Steve Mathies + interview

14:45 – 15:30      Round 2: Parallel working sessions

15:30 – 16:00      Conclusions: Results of the Day, Final Remarks

(Time zone: Central European Time (CET))

Throughout the conference, you are able to ask questions via the chat function and, in the morning and afternoon working sessions, there is plenty of room for interaction.



The conference is open to anyone interested. You can register through the button below.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us via


We are very much looking forward to E-meeting you on June 4th!


Kind regards,

Bart Vonk                              &           Egon Baldal

Project manager FAIR                         Project manager BwN and C5a