End Conference Wesermarsch successful

17 December 2019 - Published by Edward Sterenborg

On the 27th of November the final conference of the German pilot area Wesermarsch has taken place. More than 60 people attended the conference including politicians, stakeholder and research institutes. In the first part, the results and experiences of a Dutch pilot (Alblasserwaard) was presented by Lucy Smeets (Province Zuid-Holland).

Afterwards, a general overview on the European results of FRAMES were given, followed by the specific results of the pilot Wesermarsch. During lunch time the attendees had the chance to dive deeper into the results by visiting the Science Truck of the Jade University of Applied Science which held an exhibition about the FRAMES project in general and the results from the Wesermarsch pilot.

The afternoon was reserved for the stakeholders which have been involved and engaged throughout the whole project life time. More than eight speakers gave their feedback on the achievements and experiences they had during the FRAMES project.

During the conference the awareness raising brochure ‘Vorbereitet sein!’ (‘Be prepared!’) was presented to the audience. Next to the results of the Wesermarsch pilot it informs about flood risks in coastal regions, climate change issues, historic development of the pilot region and the concept of flood risk management in general. It can be downloaded here.