150 Year New Waterway Symposium October 13-15, 2022, SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the New Waterway (Nieuwe Waterweg), the LDE PortCityFutures Center organizes an international symposium to explore the past, present and future of this channel that links Rotterdam to the North Sea and of comparable channels worldwide. The future of these ship channels is a key in creating a new balance between economic development and related infrastructures on the one hand, and a sustainable and resilient environment and water system on the other hand. The symposium brings together a diverse group of international and local academics and professionals to discuss initiatives and possibilities for shipping channels and port cities, the challenges and implications for water management, spatial planning and design, and public participation. It sets the stage for much needed interventions in water related planning and management worldwide. More information