International online conference organised by the LIFE-MICACC project
The LIFE-MICACC project cordially invites all interested parties to the international online conference entitled "Local climate change adaptation and water retention opportunities through the LIFE-MICACC project’s experiences" on the 28th October 2021 from 10:00 a.m.
The conference aims to create an opportunity for municipalities and water professionals from different countries to increase their knowledge on different ways of adaptation to climate change at local level and to exchange experiences on the climate challenges affecting water management. After the introductory presentations in the morning session, the event will continue in an interactive form in the afternoon, during which guests can also share their own experiences and good practices, especially along with the following topics.
Please note that the language of the conference is English.
Events are free to attend but registration is required.
The application form is available at the following link: https://forms.gle/MLyta6mLbYyEN8UJ8
Registration deadline: 25 October 2021 (Monday)
In the days following the close of registration, we will confirm your intention to participate by email and send you the necessary information for Microsoft Teams entry.
Planned programme of the event:
10.00 – 10.10 Welcome – Róza SZÁMADÓ Dr., head of department - Coordination Office for Municipalities, Ministry of Interior
10.10 – 10.30 Water management challenges and opportunities in Europe / in the Danube region – László BALATONYI Dr., priority area coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU Danube Region Strategy Department (EUSDR PA5)
10.30 – 10.50 The role of green and blue infrastructure in climate adaptation – Noémi DÁLNOKY, head of unit - Ministry for Innovation and Technology
10.50 – 11.20 Global challenges, local responses – Mátyás Viktor FARKAS, climate expert - WWF Hungary
11.20 – 11.40 The results of the LIFE-MICACC project – Zsuzsanna HERCIG, LIFE project manager – Ministry of Interior, Coordination Office for Municipalities
11.40 – 12.30 Interactive discussion, questions & answers
„The cost of security, settlement development/planning and water management”
Safety has a price. How to plan for water management at the municipal level and what local developments can help to keep our municipalities safe and prepare for the challenges of climate change?
„Water scales: the problem of water scarcity and surplus and how to tackle it”
Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and unpredictable in our daily lives, and we suffer from the negative impacts of too little or too much water. Why is it a priority to keep water in the landscape and how can it support the restoration of this upset balance?
„Globality – locality: thinking and acting locally”
It is worth and recommended to find answers to global challenges on the spot. But how can we think and act together as a community? What can a municipality do to take adaption steps? How to involve and communicate to stakeholders? What is the power and relevance of local solutions?