2019 Annual Meeting

Securing sustainable futures

Designing, planning, and making decisions on policies, practices, and infrastructures  under deep uncertainty

November 5-7, 2019

Hosts: Delft University of Technology and Deltares

Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Jaffalaan 5, Delft, the Netherlands

Humanity is striving for a better and more sustainable future for all. Initiatives like the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Union’s focus on societal challenges or disaster-resilient societies exemplify this.

Nevertheless there remains a gap between agreeing on objectives, and translating these objectives into action. Whether the focus is on alleviating poverty, reducing hunger, promoting peace and justice, ensuring socially inclusive economic development, mitigating climate change, adapting to a changing climate, or protecting and restoring ecosystems, in moving from objectives to actions, deep uncertainty is omnipresent. Investments and policy decisions in these and other fields often have significant and often long-term consequences. At the same time, the increasing number and severity of disruptions and their cascading effects related to climate change, societal fragmentation, and instability require near-term decisions and action(s) across all scales. Making sound and coordinated near-term decisions is critical, precisely because we live in an increasingly unpredictable dynamic world governed by competing and changing beliefs and preferences. This year’s theme is ‘Securing sustainable futures’.

Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts is now open. The abstract is limited to a maximum of 250 words. Abstracts may be submitted for Oral Presentations (10-15 minutes) or Poster Presentations.

Abstracts will be accepted until 15 June 2019. We encourage submissions to one of the session topics available in this document (click here to download). In the submission form, please select only one topic that fits your work the best.

If your abstract does not fit any of these topics, we also welcome open submissions (please select ‘Others’ in the abstract submission form). In this case, we will use the keywords you provide to indicate the potential new topic.

Submit your Abstract

Use the link below to submit your abstract. You will be redirected to EasyChair’s website. If you do not already have one, you will need to set up an account with EasyChair in order to submit an abstract.

Local organizing committee

Jan Kwakkel (Delft University of Technology)
Marjolijn Haasnoot (Deltares, Utrecht University)
Sadie McEvoy (Deltares, Delft University of Technology)
Bramka Jafino (Delft University of Technology)
Vincent Marchau (Radboud University)

Scientific advisory committee

David Groves (RAND Corporation)
Judy Lawrence (Victoria University of Wellington)
Julie Rozenberg (World Bank)
Robert Solly (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)
Warren Walker (Delft University of Technology)
Pieter Bloemen (Delta Programme, IHE Delft)