Water and Heritage - Round table

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International LDE-Heritage conference

Heritage - natural and cultural, material and immaterial -  plays a key role towards in the development of sustainable cities and communities. Goal 11, target 4, of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) emphasizes the relation between heritage and sustainability. The conference inquires into the theories, methodologies and practices of heritage and SDG. It asks: How is heritage produced and defined? By who and in what contexts? What are understandings of sustainability, and how are these situational and contextual? How can theoretical findings on heritage and SDGs engage with heritage practice? 

Roundtable I: Water and Heritage

Chairs: Carola Hein, Tino Mager, Roberto Rocco, Maaike Berker, Sabine Luning, Paul Hudson, Henk Ovink

Building on research initiated by scholars from the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development (CHGD) and ICOMOS Netherlands, this roundtable brings together multidisciplinary research that connects water to heritage. Presentations will build upon the book Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future that explores landscapes, cities, engineering structures and buildings from around the world and the special issue from CPCL (Creative Practices in Cities and Landscape) which focuses on the role of design in creating new water heritage approaches. The roundtable also explores findings from the third conference Water as Heritage held in Taiwan in May 2019.

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