Author Archives: Dave Huitema

Black swans in water management

By Dave Huitema- It has been a couple of years since Nassim Nicholas Taleb published his book “The black swan. The impact of  the highly improbable“. The book is amusing reading, if only for the personality of the author who is opinioned on just … Continue reading

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Navigating Venice through the climate change rapids

By Stefania Munaretto – University IUAV of Venice and VU University. The “safeguarding of Venice and its lagoon” has been systematically addressed by the Italian government since the 1970s. At that time a Special Law was issued that puts in charge … Continue reading

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Keynote speakers known

We are happy to announce that we have three excellent confirmed keynote speakers, in professor Neil Adger, dr. Louis Lebel and professor Ryan Plummer.    

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Confirmed paper presenters per the 1st of December

As per the 1st of December the following presenters have indicated they will be present at the Symposium. The list will be regularly updated as more invited speakers confirm. A list of accepted abstracts will be produced before the end … Continue reading

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Welcome to our website!

Dear visitor, this is the website of the international symposium on ‘ The Governance of Adaptation’ that took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2012. The website is intended for participants in the symposium but also for … Continue reading

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Complexity leadership

By Sander Meijerink: Water managers with an interest in leadership issues may find inspiration in an abundant literature on leadership concepts. He or she may read books on visionary, connective, integrative, collaborative and entrepreneurial leadership, on eco- and sustainability leadership … Continue reading

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Special issue on the Governance of Adaptation in “Climate Law”

By Art Dewulf: In a special issue of the journal Climate Law ’Adaptation in Delta Regions’ five scientific papers were published. These publications are a direct result of the Deltas in Times of Climate Change conference, held in Rotterdam in 2010, and the … Continue reading

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