Deltares joins 100 Resilient Cities as a platform partner

Published: 13 August 2015

Deltares has signed an agreement with the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, and we are now a platform partner. The 100RC initiative is helping cities across the world to face up to the physical, social and economic challenges of the 21st century.

The 100RC initiative is helping cities across the world to face up to the physical, social and economic challenges of the 21st century. This is not just a question of resilience to ‘shocks’ such as earthquakes and floods but also to stress factors such as chronic food and water shortages. The network provides a hub for the exchange of knowledge and experience. 100RC is also asking internationally-renowned organisations to support the cities in the network with specific expertise and products.

Platform Partners can boost urban resilience

The platform partners supply a range of unique products that can boost the resilience of the cities. Deltares supplies tools relating to climate-resilience (AST), flood risk management (Delft3D), groundwater management (iMOD), and the strength of water defences (DAM). These tools can be used by the 100RC cities with support from Deltares.

The global network of cities includes familiar names such as Bangkok, New York, Rotterdam, San Francisco and Singapore, as well as cities including Christchurch, Wellington, Da Nang, London, Mexico City, Norfolk, Quito, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. Some of the better-known platform partners include Microsoft, Cisco, Arup, CSIRO, Swiss Re, Veolia and the World Bank.

Establishing contacts and sharing experience

The presence of a catalogue listing the products of the platform partners means that cities are well informed and that they can establish contact easily. There are also network meetings where platform partners share their experience with support for individual cities with the other cities. The initial support associated with use of the Deltares tools may, if further study is required, also lead to follow-up assignments. The first request for support has now been received from New Orleans.

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