UN Climate Change Conference
Nanco Dolman, Royal HaskoningDHV’s leading professional in in water resilient cities, spoke at COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference. He was a member of a panel of specialists discussing Reimagining the future of water: how landscape-scale adaptation is driving the race to water resilience, organised by Anglian Water on 5 November 2021. Discussions included a focus on the significance of peatlands in combating climate change. Nanco talked about the experience from the Netherlands and components of an approach which can help protect and restore peatlands.
Referring to Nanco’s contribution, Peter Simpson (CEO Anglian Water) said: “We have had some fantastic feedback from our stakeholders and industry colleagues about how inspirational the event was, giving them an insight into what is possible when we all work together at a global level to share our learnings and incorporate best practices in order to adapt and thrive in the face of climate change. Your contribution to our event was excellent. I was pleased to have you as a panellist sharing your insights, especially with your long-standing relationship and understanding of the Fens through our shared work with the Dutch government. Your contributions on the crucial importance of preserving peatlands were particularly impactful.”