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Second Thematic Seminar

Thursday, 17 March 2022

March 17, 2022 the second Thematic Seminar was held. Here, Juliette Cortes Arevalo gave a talk about Resilience examples from water and sanitation for refugees in humanitarian contexts. 

If you want to (re)watch the seminar, a recording can be downloaded below. Besides this, a short overview of the talk and a small profile of the presentor can be found below. 

Resilience examples from water and sanitation for refugees in humanitarian contexts by Juliette Cortes Arevalo

Refugees numbers are alarmingly increasing due to the combined effect of armed conflicts and natural disasters. Seven of the top 10 countries hosting these refugees are fragile contexts where water and sanitation are not up to the standards for their communities. With so many in need, donors call for resilience interventions to use resources more efficiently. In her presentation, Juliette highlights resilience examples featured by partners while jointly developing an IHE-Delft Building Resilience Course on the topic. Examples include humanitarian and development actors' collaborative and conflict-sensitive interventions to provide water and sanitation for refugees and host communities. What makes these examples resilient? Are there similar opportunities and challenges with how resilience is operationalised in other contexts?

About the presenter

Juliette Cortes Arevalo recently joined the TUDelft as Assistant Professor in the Policy Analysis Group in the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty. Her work is devoted to managing water-related hazards collaboratively for building more resilient systems via knowledge management and decision support applications designed to strengthen local actors' capacities. 

All individual seminars can be found in de 4TU RE calendar.