IAH Inspiring Groundwater 2021

During the 48th IAH congress in Brussels together with Belgium Universities we are organizing a special session on the impact of droughts in The Netherlands and Flanders.

Marijke Huysmans from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and KU Leuven and Perry de Louw from research institute Deltares organize a special Groundwater Drought session during the 48th IAH Congress in Brussels. The following topics will be presented by a speaker from the Netherlands and a speaker from Flanders and the similarities and differences will be discussed:

• Impact of drought 2018-2019-2020

Spreker VL: Marijke Huysmans (VU Brussel, KU Leuven)

Spreker NL: Perry de Louw (Deltares, WUR)

• Drought monitoring and modeling

Spreker VL: (VMM Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij)

Spreker NL: Gé van den Eertwegh (KnowH2O)

• Drought management and policy

Spreker VL:  Patrick Willems (KU Leuven)

Spreker NL: Joks Jansen (Waterschap Brabantse Delta, Tilburg University, Het PON & Telos)

• Solutions towards a climate-robust (drought-resistant) water system

Spreker VL: Victor Dries of Tom De Vits (cabinet of Belgium Minister Demir)

Spreker NL: Tobias Renner (Province of N-Brabant)

More information on the special sessions can be found on the dedicated webpage (bottom)

This special Groundwater Drought session will be open and free to access for all interested parties. We especially encourage water managers and policy makers to attend this special session.

The Brussels venue is within 5 minutes walking distance from the Central Station.



You may register for a full conference or (free of charge) for this special session only.

Special session only

Full conference