Tuesday, March 06, 2012
AWARD: Delta Alliance Young Professionals Award
In preparation for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, Delta Alliance invites young Delta Professionals around the world to present their solutions to the challenges which river deltas are facing. Join the competition and present your sustainable and integrated Delta solution at Rio. The award is directed to young professionals up to an age of 35 years, counted from the time when the award is granted (i.e. who were born after June 21st 1976). Participants can be students or young professionals working in a wide range of fields.
In line with the 2012 Rio+20 theme: 'Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication', Delta Alliance is looking for innovative and creative solutions to deal with the acute challenges that deltas around the world are facing:
- Counteracting the disruption of natural delta dynamics such as
- Mitigating water scarcity & flooding
- Prevent and manage pollution
- Provision of water for food & agriculture
- Climate-proofing of infrastructure
- Adaptation of institutions to achieve integrated delta governance
- Land subsidence
- Loss of biodiversity
Proposed solutions should address two or more of these challenges in an integrated manner, which contributes to the reconciliation of social, natural and economic functions, and demonstrates the added value of integrated (spatial) planning.
Deadline: March 31, 2012