Husum Coast & Prevention @ Messe Husum & Congress

Climate change is progressing unbraked. The earth heats up; extreme weather conditions become more frequent. That is settled.

In order to continue to protect our coasts and landscapes from dangers such as floods and storm surges, infrastructure and building stocks must be adequately prepared for extreme weather events. Only when climate protection and climate adjustment go hand in hand, our children such as our grandchildren continue to live without great dangers on earth – not only in Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark or in the Netherlands, but also in New Orleans, in the Everglades, in Bangladesh and in many other places around the world.

An interdisciplinary exchange of experts in the fields of civil engineering, climate science, economics, Water Science and biology is more than ever needed to create serious good strategies to make climate change manageable.

Regular exchanges of these actors are essential. We want to bring scientists, researchers, engineers, conservationists, countries and municipalities, associations as well as interested parties together, in order to promote the exchange of knowledge and to develop common solution models.

On the 28th and 29th October we are presenting the 1st Husum Coast & Prevention, an international conference on climate Change, coastal protection, dikes constructions, floods, heavy rain and nature conservation.

Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale University: “It’s real, it’s us, it’s bad, experts agree, there’s hope.”

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Body of experts

Confirmed speakers

Dr. Insa Meinke

Northern German Climate Office

Hauke Krebs


Reinhard Vogt

HochwasserKompetenzCentrum e.V.

Carola van Gelder-Maas

Zandmotor, Rijkswaterstraat Water Verkeer en Leefomgeving (WVL)

Martin Bönewitz

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht/Institut für Küstenforschung

Lea Stumbitz

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht/Institut für Küstenforschung

Thorsten Piontkowitz

Kystdirektoratet, Denmark

Jürgen Reich

Baden Württemberg, The Government

Dr. Thomas Einfalt


Jens Riemer

Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz Schleswig-Holstein

Dr. Hans Ulrich Rösner

National Park & World Heritage Wadden Sea, WWF

Dr. Meeno Schrader

WetterWelt GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Reimers

Marschenverband Schleswig-Holstein

Dr. Jacobus Hofstede

Schleswig-Holstein, The Government

Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner


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Preliminary schedule

Block 1: Climate change

Dr. Meeno Schrader • Meteorologist, WetterWelt GmbH

Effects of climate change, what is to come?


Dr. Insa Meinke • Norddeutsches Klimabüro

Regional effects of climate change until 2100


Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner • Alfred-Wegener-Institut

Recent results from the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate and coastal protection



Block 2: Adaptation to climate change

Jürgen Reich • Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft

What comes to the water industry?

Dr. Jacobus Hofstede • Umweltministerium Schleswig-Holstein

Coastal protection in Schleswig-Holstein in the name of climate change

Dr. Ulrich Rösner • WWF Deutschland

Interface nature protection - coastal protection


Block 3: Adaptation to climate change abroad

Thorsten Piontkowitz • Kystdirektoratet, Denmark

Current development in Denmark in the area of ​​Coastal Protection and strategic Risk Management


Carola van Gelder-Maas • Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands

Climate - adaptation strategies for the coasts of the Netherlands

(This Speech will be held in English)  

Icebreaker party

Block 1: Baltic Sea

Dr. Thomas Einfalt hydrometeo

Urban heavy Rain Management in Climate Change


Jens Riemer hydrometeo

Timeline Coastal Protection Baltic Sea: Content, Building and Benefit



Block 2: North Sea

Matthias Reimers • Marschenverband Schleswig-Holstein

Drainage of coastal marshes in climate change






Block 3: Risk Communication

Reinhard Vogt • HochwasserKompetenzCentrum e.V.

Risk Communication for floods and Heavy Rain

  Lea Stumbitz / Martin Bönewitz • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht / Institut für Küstenforschung

Risk-, disaster Management



Messe Husum & Congress
Mona Jacobsen
Am Messeplatz 12 – 18
25813 Husum
Tel.: 0049 4841 / 902 497