8th Brunings Lecture: Nature, and our solutions

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Tuesday, 24 January 13:00

The annual Christiaan Brunings Lecture brings together the scientists, practitioners and managers of rivers and estuaries.

Registration is free.


13:00 Welcome and coffee/tea

13:30 Introduction and first speaker: Dr María E. Maza Fernández (Hydrodynamics and Coastal Infrastructures group, University of Cantabria, Spain)

Dr Maza Fernández’s research focuses on understanding the fundamentals and modelling the flow-ecosystem interaction, with the aim of obtaining new tools from basic science and thus promoting the use of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) as coastal protection measures.

14:30 break

15:00 Second speaker: Dr Bregje K. van Wesenbeeck (Coastal Engineering group, Delft University of Technology / Deltares, The Netherlands)

Dr. Van Wesenbeeck, a senior expert in nature-based solutions, is an associate professor at the Delft University of Technology in nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based adaptation for climate change and disaster risk reduction. She is also scientific director of Deltares, a Dutch research institute for water management.

15:45 Brief talk about Christiaan Brunings by Prof. Maarten Kleinhans, Dept. of Physical Geography, Utrecht University

16:00 End of lecture; short walk to the Metronome for drinks


Pangea hall, Victor J. Koningsberger Building (13:00 – 16:00)
Metronome (drinks), in th Earth Simulation Laboratory (16:00 – 17:00)

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