Effective international knowledge exchange to rehabilitate rivers in urban delta’s: case study Metropolitan Manilla

Floris Boogaard, Eric Boer, Rick Heikoop, Marius Palsma

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Abstract

In coastal and low-lying vulnerable delta cities, such as the
Rotterdam Metropolitan region and Metropolitan Manila, there has been an
increase in vulnerability of urban flooding and water quality problems.
New approaches address the current and future effects of climate change
and increase urban quality, reduce vulnerability and increase water quality.
New arrangements for international cooperation are set up in order to
address these problems in the project ‘IWASTO’ (‘to correct and to
prevent’) where several organisations from the Philippines and The
Netherlands join forces to rehabilitate rivers and introduce new
innovations for water quality monitoring and waste collection using the
‘Research Design and Manufacaturing (RDM)’ approach. One of the
concrete results from this RDM approach in 2016 is the development and
implementation of the ‘Longganisa’, a waste collection tool that was
designed by a Dutch-Philippine team. In addition, the waterquality was
measured and mapped with innovating methods using apps in order to
locate and prioritize highly polluted areas. In the near future measures will
be implemented to rehabilitate the rivers in Manila and a knowledge
exchange forum will be set up to share the best management practices on
international scale in countries as Indonesia, India and China.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Environment and Water Research - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 5 Dec 20166 Dec 2016

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainable Environment and Water Research
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period5/12/166/12/16

Keywords

  • water management
  • climate change
  • costs

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    Boogaard, F., Boer, E., Heikoop, R., & Palsma, M. (2016). Effective international knowledge exchange to rehabilitate rivers in urban delta’s: case study Metropolitan Manilla. Paper presented at International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Water Research , Melaka, Malaysia.