All cities encounter disasters within their existence. Whether it is from poor planning and governance or “an act of god”, cities transform and reinvent themselves through such events. After the great flood of 1953, the Dutch initiated the Deltaworks, saving themselves from the sea. The 1992 Guadalajara explosions, shaped a whole region and yet remain a blurred history. The development of “Ley General de Aguas” is still pending, ironically due to the very human right to water, tearing a nation into two, legislative bodies of water management. Throughout the world, water and conflict go hand in hand, sharing a (shady) history.
Experts: Loreta Castro Reguera, Inge De Craen, Margarita Flores, Natalia Gálvez , Michael Hirschbichler, Chris Romanos, Heidi Sohn, Andrés Souto and Elena Tudela
Director of Studies: Salomon Frausto
Ana Herreros Cantis (ES), Jin Young Chang (KR), Maria Christopoulou (GR), Matthew Cook (UK), Maria Finagina (RU), Georgia Katsi (GR), Jacklyn Mickey (US), Ryan Ridge Rahardja (ID), Nishi Shah (IN), Michael Tjia (NL) and Heng Yu (TW)
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