Conference Knowledge and Innovation Programme Marker Wadden

12-14 October 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Marker Wadden is an archipelago of nature islands in the centre of the Netherlands, created with excess sediment from the bottom of Markermeer lake. The conference will be held in English.

Ecosystem restoration through Building with Nature

The Marker Wadden archipelago is being built to tackle the deterioration of the ecosystem in the Markermeer lake. The bed is covered with a thick blanket of mud that disrupts the life of plants, fish, crustaceans and shellfish. Marker Wadden aims to create a win-win situation: mud from the bed of the Markermeer is being reused in natural islands, improving water quality and the underwater habitat, creating a new nature and leisure area.

Research

The islands have been extensively researched over the past 5 years, on the themes building with fine sediments, ecosystem development and governance.

Join us

Come and learn about the research results. We invite you to discuss ecological restoration and Building with Nature in  shallow lakes, related to climate adaptation and biodiversity.

Programme overview

On the first day we share the results of KIMA and
possible application in other areas. On the second day we invite you to discuss ecological restoration and Building with Nature in other shallow lakes,
related to climate adaptation and biodiversity. On day three, we visit Marker Wadden.

For whom?

We welcome professionals from governments, nature organisations, companies and knowledge institutions involved in ecological restoration and management of shallow lakes.

For questions about the conference please contact us on kima@rws.nl

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