Registrations open for international conference Water Governance in Cities


Water Governance in Cities
How does urban water governance build urban resilience to climate change and challenges of the future?
Thursday, 17. October 2019 9.00-16.00
Cultural Congres centre Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1, Ptuj

 You are kindly invited to join us at the international conference Water Governance in Cities, which will be held in Ptuj on Thursday, 17 October 2019, and organized by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning RS , IPoP – Institute for Spatial Policies and the Association of Municipalities and towns of Slovenia.

The main topic at the conference will be how water governance builds urban resilience to climate change and future changes. We will present examples of local and international solutions and hold a discussion with representatives of Slovenian municipalities and guests about advanced organisational, planning and technical solutions for effective water governance and building urban resilience to climate change and future challenges.

Climate change is causing extreme weather phenomena to become more and more frequent. Slovenian cities have also been facing an increased number of heavy downpours and heat waves. The effect of these events on an urban environment and the lives of people depends significantly on how the urban landscape is managed, the proper stormwater drainage, how the urban spatial design retains and drains stormwater, how the hinterland-water is taken into account during construction and how well the inhabitants and other actors in the space are prepared for these events.

Urban resilience to climate change can be planned in advance. Cities all around the world are actively reacting to the climate change. They are developing water governance solutions with organizational as well as in technical measures, by applying any new improvements and exchanging experience with other cities. Ptuj will be the setting for the local and international knowledge exchange and will host guests with their stories from Bologna and Antwerp.


Attendance at the conference is free of charge, but please register for organizational purposes.

The event will be bilingual – in Slovenian and English with a simultaneous interpreter.

More information on the event will be published on IPoP – Institute for Spatial Policies’ website and social profiles in the coming weeks.

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