Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

30 Sep 16:00

Lecture NIT Urban Heritage Lab: Water Issues in Netherlands and Turkey

Doğanay Tolunay (Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa), Gerdy Verschuure-Stuip (TU Delft)


30 Sep 16:00 - 18:00

This webinar will focus on contemporary water issues in the Netherlands and Turkey. Both countries have had water issues/shortages for centuries, but with the looming threat of the climate crisis, these issues are turning into serious threats. In addition to water issues, the lecturers will also discuss ideas for solutions, such as climate-sensitive designs. Doğanay Tolunay (Istanbul University- Cerrahpaşa) and Gerdy Verschuure-Stuip (TU Delft) will be the presenters. After the presentations, Fokke Gerritsen (NIT) will moderate the discussion session.

NIT Urban Heritage Lab is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey that investigates the role of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in achieving inclusive, circular, and sustainable cities. After the successful 2021 UHL course on Industrial Heritage, the Netherlands Institute in Turkey, in collaboration with Middle East Technical University (METU), Radboud University, LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development, and the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul, offers a series of public webinars on Water Heritage for Sustainable Cities. These webinars address past experiences and current and future challenges of urban water supply. With a focus on Istanbul’s water heritage, the program explores how water heritage can act as a driver for sustainable development and raise awareness of contemporary water issues worldwide.

During October, webinars take place on Fridays between 4 and 6 pm Istanbul time.

Date: 30 September 2022, Friday
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm (Istanbul time)
The event will be online. To get registered, please follow the link. The session will be partly in Turkish; Turkish to English interpretation will be provided.