Anne Loes Nillesen will give a lecture on the theme of Urban Design for Flood Protection on the Urban Flooding & Infrastructure Conference at the Rice University on February 21st.

Delta regions throughout the world, such as Houston, are subject to severe flood-risks. Rapid growth frequently leads to increased vulnerability with respect to coastal and storm water flooding. In her lecture, Anne Loes will present integrated strategies for flood risk management and urban development. She will use examples from the Dutch Delta Programme and Bangladesh Deltaplan to illustrate some of the latest water management and design tools; these tools can be used on different scales, varying from regional and urban development strategies to neighborhood redevelopment and street- and building design level.