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AIWW webinar in de aanloop naar AIWW2023 (6-9 nov) - Droogte in rivieren die bron voor de drinkwater voorziening zijn, tegen welke problemen lopen we aan? En wat zijn ervaringen met verschillende klimaat adaptatie oplossingen? Engelstalig webinar met ervaringen uit de Rijn- en Kaapstad-regio, op donderdag 6 april 2023.

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AIWW webinar: Dealing with drought
Thursday, 6 April 2023 | 1:00-2:00 PM | online

We will discuss the impact of drought in the large Rhine river basin, and how to deal with drought for drinking water supply and other use functions. What are the solutions at river basin level to increase resilience?

In addition, we learn about solutions from the Cape Town area in South Africa, another region that has been dealing with drought problems for quite some time.


  • Introduction - by webinar chairman Frodo van Oostveen (World Waternet)
  • Impacts of Climate change on the future (drought) conditions of the river Rhine and its different use functions - by Frederiek Sperna Weiland (Deltares)
  • Aspects of drought on drinking water supply in the Rhine river basin, and solutions for river basin management - by Wolfgang Deinlein (IAWR)
  • Solutions in the Cape Town area - by Bettina Koelle (Red Cross)
  • Closing

Registration: via the Registration form

Save the date: Amsterdam International Water Week AIWW at 6-9 November 2023

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- Frederiek Sperna Weiland is climate change specialist at Deltares, Applied Research Institute in The Netherlands. Her research focuses on uncertainties in climate change projections for major rivers of the world. In the past 10 years she applied and further developed this knowledge in many projects in the Netherlands, Europe, Africa and Asia. She has been involved in the development of the discharge scenarios for the Dutch national climate scenarios (KNMI’14 and the upcoming KNMI’23) and related international initiatives such as Rheinblick.

- Wolfgang Deinlein is Managing Director of the IAWR – International Association of Waterworks in the Rhine Basin. IAWR is working towards protecting the quality of drinking water resources so that drinking water supply is possible using nature-based purification methods only. Wolfgang studied Geoecology at the University of Karlsruhe and works at Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, utility in southern Germany, where IAWR’s office is located, see

- Bettina Koelle is a senior learning specialist with the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre. She is passionate about experiential learning and creating innovative forms of effective dialogue. She has been designing and facilitating a range of large and small virtual and face to face dialogues and is driven by her passion for people and learning co-production processes.

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