This Snack & Learn Webinar is for project managers, planners, engineers and others interested in working with climate adaptation and stakeholder engagement.
Miriam Jensen, Industrial PhD Researcher is working in collaboration with WSP in Denmark, the Skanderborg Water Utility and Aalborg University. Miriam shares insights from her recent research: “Innovative climate adaptation in conflictive ridden water catchments: The development of resilient local communities and socio-ecological systems through new adaptive methods to climate adaptation projects.”
Miriam shares insights on how the inclusion and engagement of local stakeholders and their stories and values can increase resilience and better manage conflicts constructively in climate adaptation projects. The webinar focuses on the case of Miriam’s PhD: the largest river-system in Denmark, Gudenåen, where multiple stakeholders are currently involved in the development of a master plan for the river-system across seven municipalities. The master plan takes as its starting point the creation of increased protection against changes in climate or the environment, especially increased flooding, where multiple stakeholders with diverse interests (such as farmers, nature conservation organizations, museums, etc.) are involved. Miriam highlights the benefits of a multi-stakeholder approach that can bring added value to technical solutions for climate adaptation.