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Cities and rural areas around the world are dealing with two extremes: more frequent and intense floods and heat waves. To highlight water and heat as important themes within the Urban & Rural Development Week, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), together with the City of Rotterdam and the Government of the Netherlands, organized a one day conference to share knowledge.
At the event cities from around the world exchanged ideas, stories of adaptation, and innovative solutions that help to address these two extreme issues. This exchange included strategies that help meet ecological (green infrastructure, nature-based solutions), social (participatory design and communities’ programs), and economical (entrepreneurial innovation, financing for sustainable projects) benefits, showing an exchange of best practices from around the world in a diverse set of contexts.