Havana, Friday 17 de November de 2017 12:24 pm

Cuban and Dutch scientists debate on the environment

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HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 1 (ACN) Scientists from Cuba and the Kingdom of the Netherlands will open this Wednesday a special conference on cooperation for the reduction of coastal vulnerability to climate change and associated technologies.
 
The deliberations on the subject will be at the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, located in the Historic Center of Old Havana, which, together with its System of Colonial Fortifications, has been World Heritage since 1982.
 
Specialists of the Ministry of Science also informed the ACN that the meeting is organized by its organism, the Office of the Historian of Havana and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
 
They indicated that they will have the presence of the Cuban authorities and institutions involved in the protection of the northern coast of Havana.
 
In addition, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Guido Landheer, will participate together with experts from the Dutch Water Administration and the Deltares Research Center.
 
The latter is an institute dedicated to applied water and subsurface research in five specific areas, including flood risks, delta planning, infrastructure, water and subsoil resources, and the environment.
 
Likewise, they will adress the effectiveness of the collaboration between Cuba and the Netherlands in matters of coastal protection and the confrontation to climate change through the Gamma S.A. and Van Oord.
 
Both entities will continue their cooperation in the process of recovering the sandy beaches of Cuba, in response to the State Plan for the confrontation to climate change, known as Tarea Vida.
 
During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to exchange their knowledge and explore possibilities for cooperation between Cuba and the Netherlands on issues of integrated water management and flood prevention.
 
At the end of the meeting, CITMA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will sign a Letter of Intent as a sign of their interest in cooperating with each other.

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