Transnational Exchange Lab #2 - online
IMMERSE organised the second Transnational Estuary Exchange Lab (TEEL) on Tuesday 24 November 2020 online. The main theme of this TEEL was sediment management and estuary governance, in particular the development of innovative methods and how sediment management strategies can contribute to the improvement of the quality of estuarine systems.
The Estuary Exchange Lab featured the management context of the Eems-Dollard estuary and discussed the value, role and importance of sediments in estuarine ecosystems. Through interactive online discussions, the Estuary Exchange Lab offered a platform for transnational exchange: IMMERSE partners, North Sea Region estuary managers and relevant stakeholders explored solutions and shared experiences through two dedicated break-out sessions.
Presentation: Introduction to the IMMERSE Project and TEEL Concept (Frederik Roose, IMMERSE Lead Partner - Flanders Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken
Presentation: Introduction about the management issues in the Eems-Dollard (Emiel Hakvoort – program manager Eems-Dollard 2050)
Video: Eems-Dollard 2050
Breakout session I: What works in sustainable sediment management strategies?
Sediment Management Session ReportPresentation: Assessment of strategies for an adaptive sediment management in the Elbe estuary (Victoria Ortiz - BAW)
Breakout session II: Estuary Governance: structures and processes
Presentation: Introductory presentation on main governance characteristics and structures of the Elbe and Scheldt (Marcel Taal, Deltares)
Presentation: Joint cross-border policy making and management of an estuary: the story of the Flemish-Dutch Scheldt Commission (Willem Vuylsteke, Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken)
This was the second in a series of region-wide events organized by the IMMERSE project. Information and outcomes from the 1st TEEL, held in June 2019, are available here.