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Exploring the link between water and heritage in four port cities

In this interview, we asked participants Mohamed Gohar (Egypt), Anne Schopman (Netherlands), Imad Dahmani (Morocco) and Sena Kayasü (Turkey) about their experience with the first online part of the Urban Heritage Strategies short course.

Cities are facing water-related challenges all around the world

Anne explains that Amsterdam has always been connected to water and used water management tools to protect itself from the sea. “Since the construction of the Oranje Locks, the city is no longer affected by the tides and therefore lost its adaptivity and connection to the sea. Looking at future water challenges, Amsterdam needs to be more adaptive again.”

Read the full interview and further information about the course here.


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