Water & Energy

Smart cities, managing information flows, the example of water and energy Moderator: Martin Kodde, contributing editor, GIM International Inspirer: Meine Pieter van Dijk, professor, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam Cities are no longer a collection of houses and roads, but rather the sum of a number of flows that

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Migration

Moderator: Dr Gery Nijenhuis, Professor of Human Geography at Utrecht University Inspirer: Peter van der Auweraert, Head of the Land, Property and Reparations Division of the International Organisation for Migration in Geneva

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Social Justice

Moderator: Gerbert Hengelaar, impact strategist at Next2Company Inspirer: Sam Muller, CEO at HiiL Innovating Justice Description: There is an urgent and crucial need to address the lack of access to justice gap of 4 billion people. In fact, beyond the 4 billion in fragile and emerging countries, also many people in developed

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Infrastructure for Geo-IT

Moderator: Joep Crompvoets, Senior Researcher & Consultant in Spatial Data Infrastructures, Leuven Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium and Secretary-General Euro SDR Inspirer: Martin Salzmann, Director of Strategy and Policy with the Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency of The Netherlands (Kadaster) Description: Geoinformation infrastructures have proven to be a key element

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Climate Change

Moderator: Wim van Wegen, Editorial Manager, GIM International Inspirer: Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Earth Observation Applications Engineer in the Earth Observation Science & Applications Department of the European Space Agency in ESRIN Description: Climate change has now become central to our sustainable development challenge, as it can undermine development gains and put the

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Urban Planning

Moderator: Martin Kodde MSc, Manager Geo-IT, Fugro GeoServices B.V, The Netherlands Inspirer: Prof. Dr. Ir. Arnold Bregt, Professor of Geo-Information Science, Wageningen University and Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions Description: Today, 54 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas and that figure is expected to increase to

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Property Rights: Fit for purpose land administration

Moderator: Kees de Zeeuw, Director of Kadaster International, The Netherlands. Inspirer: Chrit Lemmen, Senior advisor at Kadaster International, The Netherlands. Description: Land administration is a fundamental infrastructure for the sustainable economic and social development of all societies. A simple indication of properties and boundaries is often adequate to meet basic

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Food Security and Agriculture

Moderator: Ir. Frits van der Wal, Senior Policy Advisor – Cluster Food & Nutrition Security Focal Point Land Governance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands Inspirer: Andy Nelson, Professor, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands Description: Participants will ‘unpack’ the global food security challenge. This

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