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First call Urbanising Deltas of the World has been launched

NWO WOTRO has launched the first call for proposals for Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW). The aim of the new research programme is to contribute to global water safety, water and food security and sustainable economic development in river deltas worldwide. Its goal is to provide effective and efficient responses to meet the challenges associated with climate change, population growth and increasing economic activities in these regions. Deadline for submitting preliminary proposals is March 1, 2013. The maximum contribution for a project proposal is € 750,000. The total budget for the call is € 5.5 million.

Urbanising Deltas of the World is a joint activity of the NWO themes Water and Climate and Connecting Sustainable Cities (VerDus). The programme is also part of the innovation contract of the Dutch top sector Water. A variety of partners collaborate in UDW, including the NWO divisions of WOTRO, Earth and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as the Technology Foundation STW, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

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