Workshop The Adaptation Catalyst Tool (Friday 29 November)

Friday, 29 November 2019

Room 2
Centara Grand hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Date 29 November 2019
Time 09:00 - 16:00
Event is closed for registration. Please contact us if you're interested.
Registry fee € Free


Regional planning, urban planning and water management planning has always been a complex process of trying to balance the interests of very different actors and stakeholders. The task is even further complicated by the notion that the future for which we are planning is very uncertain. All kinds of processes and dynamics are being played out, over which the planners have virtually no control. Still, these dynamics are creating the situation for which the planners are supposed to make plans. The current Climate Crisis and all discussions about Climate Change significantly adds severity to this discussion.

It comes as no surprise that the planners and decision makers are very much in need of tools and methods that help them to map out these dynamics, the uncertain futures, and the anticipated costs and benefits of the interventions they propose. And this analysis must be presented in a transparent way, as to enable discussions on the most important basic assumptions and perspectives.

In this workshop we will highlight different tools to support planning and climate adaptation in urban areas. Participants are invited to actively take part in the workshop by using the Adaptation Catalyst tool. The Adaptation Catalyst tool is a tool to help facilitate and streamline the discussions on future dynamics, proposed interventions and assumed benefits and effect of interventions under various scenarios.


About the Adaptation Catalyst tool

The tool focuses on long-term pathways of adaptations and helps to define these long-term pathways. Pathways are developed by defining a sequence of projects of interventions. These Pathways (sequenced of proposed interventions) are evaluated for their effects and impact under future scenarios, but also on costs and co-benefits. 

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This one-day workshop will be given twice during the DSD-SEA, on Thursday and on Friday. Please go to the corresponding event page if you wish to attend either the Thursday or Friday session.