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Podcast mini-series

about

climate

adaptation

Get inspired

Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs

Gail Whiteman

Professor of Sustainability & Climate Change and founder of Arctic Basecamp

Arnoud Molenaar

Rotterdam Chief Resilience Officer 

Johan Verlinde

Programme Manager, Rotterdam Climate Adaptation Plan

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Podcast mini-series

about

climate

adaptation

Get inspired

Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs


‘Water is critical for climate recovery but also has a huge impact on the climate. 90% of all natural disasters are water-related, and that underscores the importance of water for our planet. Having enough water, and safe water, is also crucial during a pandemic. Billions of people lack access to water. It is everyone’s right to have clean water to wash their hands and protect themselves. The world should be more aware of the importance of water and not take it for granted.’

Listen to Henk Ovink’s story in our podcast series. Click on the icons to listen the podcast on Icloud or Spotify.

Gail Whiteman

Professor of Sustainability & Climate Change and founder of Arctic Basecamp


‘This year, 2021, I am more optimistic than I have been for a long time. Part of that optimism is that we see governments and businesses unite behind the science. It is more and more about how can we scale up climate initiatives and how can we scale up fast. That is the commitment that we need.’

Listen to Gail Whitman’s views on climate adaptation in our podcast series. Click on the icons to listen the podcast on Icloud or Spotify.

Arnoud Molenaar

Rotterdam Chief Resilience Officer 

Johan Verlinde

Programme Manager, Rotterdam Climate Adaptation Plan


‘We already know a lot about water, but we do not know a lot about the impact of heat and drought and especially their effect on cities like Rotterdam. We feel this is becoming a more important topic for us to work on. We learn from other places, like Singapore, another densely populated coastal city. There, they have incorporated circularity into their mindset. We can benefit from their knowledge and experience.’ 

To hear more about Rotterdam’s resilience plan, listen to the whole story in our podcast series. Click on the icons to listen the podcast on Icloud or Spotify.

Let’s connect

Building the world of tomorrow for future generations is not a challenge that Van Oord can take on alone. That’s why we work with the many members of our Knowledge Hub, where we unite the knowledge and partnerships needed to accelerate climate adaptation. 

By working with the right parties, we can unite the knowledge and partnerships needed to accelerate the delivery of projects that protect vulnerable areas.

And you can help! Please register and let’s connect to build a better world for future generations. We will send you the latest updates on our Climate Adaptation Action Plan, and welcome your suggestions, questions, ideas and thoughts – anything that will help accelerate climate adaptation.

Let’s meet

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Dubai Expo
Dubai, 1 October 2021
to 31 March 2022

The United Nations Climate
Change Conference (COP 26)

Glasgow, 1 – 12 November 2021

Adaptation action, climate financing and public-private partnerships will be key themes at these events. We look forward to connecting and engaging with global partners. Most importantly, we hope to find ways to accelerate the delivery of projects that make endangered coastal regions more resilient to the effects of climate change.

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