CATCH presented at Singapore Water Week 2021 Online

20 July 2021 - Published by Manon van de Riet

Following the dissemination of the ‘first impression of CATCH’ at the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) in 2018, now was the time to present the CATCH decision support tool (DST) at the ‘SIWW2021 Online’. Due to COVID-19 the SIWW 2020 was moved to 2021 and held as a fully virtual event from 21 June to 2 July. Cornerstone of the SIWW is the Water Convention: an international platform for researchers and practitioners to share and co-create innovative water solutions. At the SIWW2021 Online the Water Convention was organized around four themes: (1) delivering water from source to tap, (2) effective and efficient wastewater management, (3) cities of the future, (4) water quality and health.

Entitled ‘How Water Sensitive Is Your City? Benchmarking And Navigation In Planning For Climate Adaptation Of Midsize Cities In The North Sea Region’ the DST was presented “live” during the poster session on 24 June 2021 under the ‘Cities of the Future’ theme. The virtual environment of the SIWW2021 Online also had some additional benefits. Besides the abstract and poster as PDF-documents, a 10-minute video was pre-recorded and available during the entire duration of the event. In addition the 30-minute live session offered the opportunity for Nanco Dolman, Water Sensitive City expert for CATCH, to demonstrate the online DST – developed for midsized cities in the North Sea Region in designing long term climate adaptation strategies. Over 80 SIWW-delegates viewed the poster and the video. The live poster session was attended by some 10 people, who varied from international students, researchers to leading authorities in the field – e.g. Tony Wong, chair of think tank Water Sensitive Cities in Australia. And as icing on the cake, a screenshot of the CATCH poster session featured in the SIWW2021 Online #day4 newsletter.