Henk Ovink:Water as leverage for innovative climate action by design

2019-10-26

深圳市当代艺术与城市规划馆

SUMMARY:

Climate change is felt most profoundly through water impacts, whether too much or too little. And while more and more people are living in cities, often located on rivers or on the coast, with longer periods of drought, massive subsidence due to groundwater extraction and heavy rains coupled with coastal geography, these cities become increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Traditional projects and interventions cannot keep pace with the impact of climate change on global water supplies. A new approach is needed, by design.

欧文克(Henk Ovink)

欧文克自2015年起被荷兰内阁任命为首位国际水事务特使。作为水务特使,他负责在世界各地倡导水资源意识,重点在各国政府、多边组织、私营部门和非政府组织之间建立制度能力和联盟,以解决世界日益紧张的水资源需求,并协助发起变革性的干预行动。

欧文克也是联合国高级别水务小组的代表,该组织由联合国秘书长潘基文和世界银行总裁金墉等10个国家元首/政府首脑发起,其中包括荷兰首相吕特。

欧文克也是美国Rebuild by Design的项目负责人。该项目是奥巴马总统为飓风桑迪重建工作而提出的城市复原力创新竞赛,欧文克是该工作组主席的高级顾问。此外,他还曾任荷兰规划和水资源事务总干事和国家空间规划主任。

欧文克在伦敦经济学院和哈佛大学设计研究生院任教,同时,他也是鹿特丹市国际咨询委员会的成员。他是2012年鹿特丹第五届国际建筑双年展“制造城市”的策展人。

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