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Invitation to compete in the Delta Alliance Young Professional Award

24 January 2012, Water, Alterra, Wageningen UR

In preparation for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, the 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+20.


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. Proposed solutions should address two or more of these challenges in an integrated manner, contribute to the reconciliation of social, natural and economic function, and demonstrate the added value of integrated (spatial) planning. Participation is open for young professionals from all backgrounds up to an age of 35 years. Your contribution (poster and a paper) will be assessed by an international, interdisciplinary expert commission.

The winners of the award will be invited to present their solutions in front of an international audience at the 2012 Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development from June 20 to 22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Travel and hotel costs will be provided by Delta Alliance. Winners will also receive tailor-made organisational and financial support to further develop their solution in cooperation with internationally renowned organisations in the Netherlands and the other Delta Alliance Wings. Winners of the award will be informed on 15 May 2012.

More information on rules and regulations of the competition can be found on the Delta Alliance website and in the flyer, or contact info(at) (or just ask Wim van Driel).

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